Bois D’Ark WMA from HWY 67

Total Miles
4.8

Elevation

86.83 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

spring, summer, fall, winter

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Trail Overview

Difficulty

Easy

History

This 13,626 -acre wildlife management area was originally named for Bois d'Arc Creek when it was established in the 1950 s. The Commission re named the area Dr. Lester Sitzes III Bois d'Arc WMA in 2004 to honor its former chairman. The AGFC owns 5,866 acres of bottom land hardwood s on the property and leases 7,760 acres of intensively managed pine. The area Is noted for excellent duck, deer, turkey, squirrel and rabbit hunting. A system of levees and water-control structures enhances waterfowl habitat, including a 660-acre greentree reservoir, a 150-acre moist-soil unit and a 185acre waterfowl rest area. The AGFC also manages deer, turkey and alligator hunts on the property through a permit draw system. The 650 - acre Dr. Lester Sitzes III Bois d'Arc Lake was renovated in 2002 and provides excel lent year-round bird -watching and fishing opportunities. Swimming is prohibited because of the area's American alligator population. Two large camping area s and four public access areas are available on the lake. For additional information, contact the Hope Regional Office toll free at (877 )777-5580.

Technical Rating

2

Access Description

The WMA is 16 miles south of Hope. From Hope, take Ark Hwy. 29 south about 6 miles, take Ark. Hwy. 355 west toward Springhill and follow into the area. The west side of the area can be accessed from U.S. Hwy. 67 west of Hope.