Sulphur River Wildlife Management Area Updated:10/2020

Established in the 1950’s to increase public recreational opportunities and preserve it’s unique environment, the 18,155-acre Sulphur River WMA contains one of the largest bottomland hardwood habitats remaining along the Red River Valley. Home to an abundant American Alligator population, the area is known for its remoteness and limited access, providing a challenging hunting and recreational experience. A 500-acre moist-soil unit and several fall and winter food plots enhance hunting opportunities, which include waterfowl, deer, turkey, small game and furbearers.  Some rolling hills and mixed pine-hardwood stands exist, however, the area is predominately bottomland hardwood and cypress breaks with associated oxbows and sloughs. Sulphur River runs through the WMA for approximately 10 miles and Mercer Bayou, an old river channel, provides over 700 acres of excellent bass, crappie and bream fishing. A tremendous variety of passerine and wetland bird species exist on the area creating abundant bird watching opportunities. Boat access is required throughout most of the area. Maps and compasses or GPS units are needed for navigation. Due to dam releases from Wright Patman Lake in Texas, the water levels on Sulphur River can fluctuate drastically.

Primitive camping is provided at designated sites.

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Sulphur River Wildlife Management Area is not employed by or affiliated with the Arkansas Land Conservation Assistance Network, and the Network does not certify or guarantee their services. The reader must perform their own due diligence and use their own judgment in the selection of any professional.


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Toll Free: 877-777-5580

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