The Department of Interior released this article featuring fall color on public lands. They put a nice spotlight on an area in The Natural State that most Arkansans aren’t aware of. Located approximately halfway between Little Rock and Memphis, the Dale Bumpers White River National Wildlife Refuge will certainly make you fall in love with amazing public lands in Autumn. If you’d like to know more about this treasure, we recommend contacting the Arkansas Canoe Club.
Public lands are amazing all year, but there’s something really magnificent about the arrival of fall colors. As whole forests transition into bright reds, oranges, and yellows, people begin to head to their favorite spots to enjoy cooler temperatures, the healing power of nature, and this gorgeous seasonal spectacle.
A vital wetland in the Mississippi River watershed, Dale Bumpers White River National Wildlife Refuge in Arkansas is a haven for a variety of native wildlife and migratory birds. Its fertile forests and some 300 lakes are interlaced with streams, swamps, and bayous. The refuge also shows off some pretty fall colors.
With so many places to choose from, you-autumn-plan a trip to see several public lands this fall. Orange you looking forward to saying yellow to these beautiful views? If you don’t get to, you’ll be red in the face.
Also, find out more about public lands in Arkansas by clicking here.
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Photo by Rita Szabo (www.sharetheexperience.org).