Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


Features

Annual Public Use Permits

An Annual Public Use Permit is now required to hunt, fish, launch boats, and utilize campgrounds on Dale Bumpers White River NWR.

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NEWS

Final Hunting and Fishing Package

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released a final hunting and fishing package for Dale Bumpers White River NWR in Arkansas.

View the detailed information here . . .

Draft Compatibility Determinations available for Review

Such documents are the end result of a process whereby the Refuge Manager reviews a proposed use on a refuge and determines whether it is compatible with the purpose for which the refuge was established.

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Permits

Click the link above for additional information on Annual Public Use Permits, Quota Deer Hunt Permits, and to access your RecAccess Account.

Permits

Refuge User Brochure

Users are no longer required to carry a signed copy of this brochure while on the Refuge. This brochure is designed to provide the public with information and a summary of regulations on Dale Bumpers White River NWR.

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Friends of White River NWR

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Friends of White River National Wildlife Refuge has been a huge part of our refuge since 1993. Dedicated to increasing public outreach opportunities for White River NWR, along with helping the refuge with many other duties, Friends of White River NWR is always looking for extra helping hands!

Partnerships

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

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