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Delta Rivers Nature Center

Educational Opportunities for the Entire Family ... Naturally

A young alligator waits patiently for feeding time at the

Governor Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center.

Make plans to experience The Governor Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center, located within Pine Bluff’s Regional Park. It’s the first of four nature centers built in Arkansas by the state’s Game and Fish Commission. The visitor center, modeled on a waterfowl hunting lodge, is situated on 130 acres of bottomland between Lake Langhofer and Black Dog Bayou. Inside, visitors will discover a 20,000-gallon aquarium that replicates the underwater environment of an oxbow lake with a diverse population of native fish. Other exhibits include preserved specimens of birds, mammals and reptiles; informative displays that tell the history of The Delta, the changing characteristics of our rivers and the importance of our wetlands. There are also exhibits for hunting and fishing. Children will love climbing onboard a vintage “biplane” and flying over various areas of The Delta as they learn about the wildlife and habitat.

The Delta Rivers Nature Center staff provide a full, year-round schedule of fascinating educational programs, including hunting and boating education courses for youth and adults. Also, the nature center is a wonderful children’s learning resource for school classes.

 

Outdoors, visitors can observe feeding of fish, alligators and birds, including eagles; explore the fora and fauna of Jefferson County on four trails, ranging in length from an easy, quarter-mile paved walking trail to the three-quarter-mile primitive trail designed for hiking enthusiasts. All the trails offer splendid opportunities to see beautiful wildflowers (no picking, please) and various forms of wildlife at work and play in their natural habitat.

 

Admission is free. A gift shop allows visitors to take home mementos of their visit. The nature center is located at 1400 Black Dog Road, just off Martha Mitchell Expressway in Pine Bluff. For more information call 870.534.0011 or visit their official website.