Shutdown Notice
Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, this website will not be updated until further notice. Where public access to refuge lands does not require the presence of a federal employee or contractor, activities on refuge lands will be allowed to continue on the same terms as before the appropriations lapse. Any entry onto Refuge System property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk. Please read this important updated message about the closure of National Wildlife Refuge System facilities during the shutdown, and refer to alerts posted on individual refuge websites for the status of visitor facilities and previously scheduled events that may still occur during the shutdown.

For more information, please visit the Department of Interior webpage at https://www.doi.gov/shutdown

Features

New 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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What's happening at Dale Bumpers White River National Wildlife Refuge

Permits

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

Permits

2018-19 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.

2018-19 Virtual Brochure
Featured Stories

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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