White Oak Lake State Park, Bluff City

4.5
#76 of 85 in Nature in Arkansas
State Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
White Oak Lake State Park is a state park in the southwest of the U.S. state of Arkansas, a few miles from Bluff City. The reservoir sits surrounded by tall pine trees, giving it a rich, wooded beauty. The state park offers camping facilities as well as boat and bike rentals, playground facilities and swimming areas.
Because White Oak Lake was created in a woodland area, the lake features many submerged dead trees. These serve as excellent cover for bass, crappie, and bream, all of which are reasonably abundant in the lake. Catfish also thrive at the lake.
The park features hiking trails of easy to moderate difficulty, of which the Beech Ridge and Silver Maples trails give a good understanding of the "West Gulf Coastal Plain forest" setting. Deer and heron sightings are common at the park, while some bald eagles winter there.
White Oak Lake is reasonably popular with local residents, but its location in a part of Arkansas with few tourists keeps it from undue crowding or traffic. White Oak Lake is near the Poison Springs Battleground State Park, a Civil War battlefield.
Completed in 1961, the lake is 19 miles southeast of Prescott, and 15 miles northwest of Camden, off State Highways 387 and 24. It is the second largest lake created by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, at 1656acre.
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  • It has some areas that are very scenic. No swimming, unfortunately. I highly recommend people go outside the park a few miles and visit the Little Grand Canyon... it's worth it!!  more »
  • We played music for an event at this little state park. It is small but pleasant. A nice place for a picnic or family outing.  more »
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  • I'm on a roll today reviewing the best of the best! The staff here are so helpful. Nice family friendly environment that have little story times for kids to learn about wildlife. The park rangers really care about people Daniel is the best he helped me when I was lost. So of course it's relaxing and the bathrooms and showers are clean 😁. Beautiful little spot
  • White Oak Lake State Park was absolutely perfect! Enjoyed a nice quiet weekend. Park Rangers and Camp Host were extremely helpful and very hospitable. Our stay was great! Clean showers/bathrooms. Campsite was great. Highly recommend for families and adults. Definitely will be back.

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