McIlroy Madison County WMA and neighboring Withrow Springs State Park were created in the late 1950s at the urging of Gov. Orval Faubus, a native and former Madison County judge. The 14,435-acre WMA is in two sections between Huntsville and the Carroll County line and was created through several land acquisitions. Over the years, AGFC crews have shaped the steep hills and deep valleys into prime upland game habitat with 136 wildlife openings. Controlled burning reduces brushy undergrowth and allows forage-type plants to emerge. The area is home to deer and turkeys, squirrel populations fluctuate from fair to excellent, and there are a few bears. Fishing and floating are popular on the Kings River.
Primitive camping is at 23 areas, and the state park has full-service camping. Area maps depict exact locations of camping sites as well as the natural area and overlook. Camping is restricted to designated areas only. Arkansas Highway 23 provides access.
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