ARKANSAS POST (AGFC) – Arkansas's newest water trail will open with a ribbon-cutting ceremony June 4 at the Moore Bayou Access near Arkansas Post in Arkansas County.
The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. and canoes will be available to explore the new water trail. Arkansas Post is in the Mississippi River's Delta region of Arkansas, an area rich with history.
The Arkansas Post Water Trail provides wonderful wildlife viewing opportunities, according to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Watchable Wildlife Coordinator Kirsten Bartlow. "Paddlers can enjoy the narrow channel of Moore Bayou and watch for migratory song birds and aquatic mammals," Bartlow said. "Or, the open water around Arkansas Post National Memorial is a great place to watch resident bald eagles and wintering flocks of ducks and geese." The area also is home to the American alligator.
The water trail is a partnership among the AGFC, Arkansas Canoe Club, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and National Park Service.
Waters around Arkansas Post also provide great fishing opportunities. The area boasts excellent crappie, bream and black bass.
To find out more about Arkansas's water trails, visit the AGFC website at www.agfc.com. Or, if you have a good paddling opportunity in your community and are interested in partnering with the AGFC, fill out an application found on the website. Contact Bartlow for more information at 501-993-3910. Directions to the ribbon-cutting can be found here: Directions.