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Caney Creek State Wildlife Management Area 'Little Missouri River' © Cecil R. Theaux
Reflection of fall colors in the river.
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Caney Creek State Wildlife Management Area
'Little Missouri River'
© 2011 Cecil R.Theaux

Reflection of fall colors in the river.

Caney Creek State Wildlife Management Area
'Shady Lake Falls'
© 2011 Cecil R.Theaux

Water fall at Shady Lake Dam.

Petit Jean State Park
'Petit Jean Mountain Overlood'
© 2011 Cecil R.Theaux

Sunrise at Petit Jean Mountain Overlook reflecting on the Arkansas River just above Petit Jeans grave.

Caney Creek State Wildlife Management Area
'Cossatot Falls'
© 2011 Cecil R.Theaux

Cossatot Falls in the winter.

Caney Creek State Wildlife Management Area
'Little Missouri River'
© 2011 Cecil R.Theaux

Reflection of fall colors in the river.

Caney Creek State Wildlife Management Area
'Little Missouri River'
© 2011 Cecil R.Theaux

Reflection of fall colors in the river.

Buffalo River State Park
'Floating along the river... '
© richard davis

Rent a canoe and spend the day floating beneath the majestic bluffs along the river.

Caney Creek State Wildlife Management Area
'Crooked Creek Falls'
© 2011 Cecil R.Theaux

Crooked Creek Falls on Crooked Creek. This is a 16 foot waterfall.



Arkansas's Mississippi Valley Delta Region Parks


1
National Memorial
7
State Parks
1
National Forest
5
State Wildlife Management Areas
4
National Wildlife Refuges

Parks in this region are near these Arkansas Cities (click city name to see parks within 25 miles)
JONESBORO
PARAGOULD
WEST MEMPHIS
BLYTHEVILLE
FORREST CITY
MARION

Arkansas Post National Memorial
In 1686, Henri de Tonti established a trading post known as Poste de Arkansea at the Quapaw village of Osotouy. It was the first semi-permanent French settlement in the lower Mississippi River Valley. The establishment of the Post was the first step in a long struggle between France, Spain, and England ........more >
Bayou De View State Wildlife Management Area
Bayou deView, flowing through parts of Woodruff, Monroe and Prairie Counties of northeastern Arkansas, is formerly a river that has now become a swampy bayou due to channelization for agricultural production that occurred many years ago. The area is dense vegetation in the form of Tupelo, Bald Cypress, ........more >
Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Big Lake NWR was established in 1915 to provide habitat and protection for migrating and wintering birds and is recognized as an important link in the Mississippi migration corridor. Over the years the objectives of the refuge have expanded to include protection for endangered species. Big Lake was ........more >
Big Lake State Wildlife Management Area
The Big Lake Bottom WMA is owned and operated by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department TPWD. The 4,071-acre management area lies adjacent to the Trinity River and is located about 10 miles southwest of Palestine in Anderson County. It was purchased by TPWD to preserve the rapidly disappearing Post ........more >
Cache River National Wildlife Refuge
Cache River National Wildlife Refuge NWR was established in 1986 to protect significant wetland habitats and provide feeding and resting areas for migrating waterfowl. As one of the few remaining areas in the Lower Mississippi River Valley not drastically altered by channelization and drainage, ........more >
Crowley Ridge State Park
Located atop the forested hills in northeast Arkansas known as Crowley's Ridge, this park occupies the former homestead of Benjamin Crowley, whose family first settled this area. Native log and stone structures constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s set the mood for this park's ........more >
Dagmar State Wildlife Management Area
Dagmar is a bottomland hardwood overflow area with many lakes, ponds, sloughs and bayous. BayouDeview, Robe Bayou, Hickson lake, Gator Pond, Bowfin Overflow, Straight Lake, Apple Lake WaterfowlRest Area and numerous other small lakes and sloughs occupy approximately 800 acres.........more >
Holloway Memorial State Park
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Jacksonport State Park
In the 1800s steamboats made Jacksonport a thriving river port. During the Civil War, the town was occupied by both Confederate and Union forces because of its crucial locale. Jacksonport became county seat in 1854, and constuction of a stately, two-story brick courthouse began in 1869. The town began ........more >
Lake Chicot State Park
The Mississippi Delta's captivating beauty and recreational opportunities come together at Arkansas's largest natural lake, Lake Chicot. Cut off centuries ago when the Mississippi River changed course, this 20-mile long oxbow lake is a peaceful setting for fishing, boating, and bird watching. Fishing ........more >
Lake Frierson State Park
Atop the unique landform of rolling hills called Crowley's Ridge, this park on the shore of 335-acre Lake Frierson is a peaceful place to relax and enjoy the year-round fishing for bream, catfish, crappie, and bass. The park's natural beauty is enhanced each spring when the wild dogwood trees throughout ........more >
Lake Poinsett State Park
Anglers will find the relatively shallow waters of 640-acre Lake Poinsett, nestled atop the rolling hills of Crowley's Ridge in northeast Arkansas, a special getaway for crappie, catfish, bream and bass fishing. Situated on the northern end of this Arkansas Game and Fish Commission lake, the state park ........more >
Saint Francis National Forest
The St. Francis National Forest covers 22,600 acres in eastern Arkansas, one of the smallest and most diverse forests in the country. These forests are generously endowed with recreational opportunities for camping, hiking, swimming, fishing, hunting, boating, scenic drives, picnics sites, and opportunities ........more >
Saint Francis Sunken Lands State Wildlife Management Area
With the exceptions of a few small tracts, the majority of the area lies within the main levees of the St. Francis River. Bottomland hardwoods make up the primary species of timber types associated with the area and include White oak, red oak, hickory, locust, cottonwood, Bald cypress, tupelo, elm, sycamoreand pecan.........more >
Trusten Holder State Wildlife Management Area
The area was bought for the purpose of protecting prime bottomland hardwood tracts which had been dwindling in eastern Arkansas in the early 1970s, due to the extensive farming activities in the region.........more >
Village Creek State Park
Here you can enjoy the unique geology of Crowley's Ridge, a landform of rolling hills in eastern Arkansas's Mississippi Alluvial Plain. A geologic anomaly, the ridge is covered with a lush climax Beech-Maple forest featuring oak, sugar maple, beech, butternut and tulip poplar. Park interpretive programs ........more >
Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuge
Wapanocca NWR located 20 miles northwest of Memphis, Tennessee, in Crittenden County, Arkansas was established in 1961 to provided habitat for migrating and wintering waterfowl. The refuge is located four miles west of the Mississippi River and protected from the river by the river levee. Prior to establishment ........more >
White River National Wildlife Refuge
White River NWR, was established in 1935 for the protection of migratory birds. The refuge lies in the floodplain of the White River near where it meets the mighty Mississippi River. White River NWR is one of the largest remaining bottomland hardwood forests in the Mississippi River Valley. Approximately ........more >
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