White Oak Lake State Park

Special Notice

On February 7, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Southern WW II Reenactors Association will participate in a mock tactical battle at White Oak Lake State Park. The mock battle will take place in a secluded portion of the park along the Fern Hollow Trail. During this time, the Fern Hollow, Beech Ridge, and Coastal Plains trails will be closed to the public. The Spring Branch Trail will remain open during this time. For public safety, the mock battle will not be open to the general public, since simulated gun fire will be a part of the mock battle. Residents near the park are also being notified of this event. Prior to the mock battle, the public is invited to tour the campground from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. to view the group's encampments and see vintage firearms, uniforms, and vehicles. For more information, contact White Oak Lake State Park at: 870-685-2748.

To contact the park:  870-685-2748

Adjacent to Poison Springs State Forest, this park lies on the shore of Lower White Oak Lake, 1,700 timber-filled acres for bass, crappie, catfish, and bream fishing. Watchable wildlife and birding opportunities abound here. The park offers regular sightings of great blue heron, egret, osprey, and green heron, and in wintertime, migrating bald eagles.

Park facilities include 45 campsites (four Class A, 37 Class B, and four Tent Sites); a store with supplies and gifts for sale (open throughout the year); standard pavilion; picnic sites; and a playground. The visitor center includes exhibits and a CD interactive program. Bicycles can be rented here.

The park marina offers fishing boat, party barge, pedal boat, canoe, and kayak rentals. A boat ramp provides access to the lake. In the waters of White Oak Lake, the catfish daily limit is five and the bream daily limit is 50. All other fish are catch and release only, according to Arkansas Game and Fish regulations.

Choose from the park's hiking trails or almost 10 miles of mountain bike trails leading through a diversity of natural environments ranging from marshlands to Beech covered ridges.

A variety of interpretive programs, including guided hikes, are offered during the summer.

From I-30 at Prescott, travel 20 miles east on Ark. 24, then go south on Ark. 299 approximately 100 yards, then go two miles southeast on Ark. 387.

contact 563 Highway 387
Bluff City 71722
GPS: 33.689776, -93.1146
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hours and rates
Visitor Center/Store/Marina:
Jan. - Dec. Sun. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
With the following exceptions:
Jan. 1 - Feb. 28 Sat. & Sun. 8 a.m. - noon.
May 25 - Sept. 30 Fri. & Sat. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Dec. 1 - 31 Sat. & Sun. 8 a.m. - noon