Dale Bumpers White River National Wildlife Refuge
Interpretive displays at the Visitor Center educate visitors about the human and ecological histories of the area, the hydrology of the White River, and the bottomland hardwood forest ecosystem. The center of the exhibit hall houses two miniature theaters. One educates visitors about the importance of flooding on the refuge. The other highlights nature at night. This refuge is the largest remaining tract of bottomland hardwoods (160,000 acres) in the state. Hugely popular with deer hunters and fishermen, it includes 350 lakes teeming with bass and panfish. Located within the floodplain of the lower White River just a few miles above its confluence with the Mississipi River, the refuge is from 3 to 10 miles wide and extends along the White River for 90 river miles. The refuge has the largest concentration of wintering mallard ducks in the Mississippi Flyway, along with large concentrations of snow and Canada geese; numerous species of wading birds, shore birds and raptors; four active bald eagle nests; and a healthy population of native black bears. An official Innterpretive Center for the Great River Road National Scenic Byway.