Attention: Use of facility for political events or activities is prohibited.
ATTENTION: The water well for Wilbur D. Mills Park is out of order requiring the park to be closed until further notice. Repairs will be made but there is currently no schedule for repair. The boat ramp remains open and camping is still available at Pendleton Bend Park. For additional information, please call the Arkansas Post Field Office at telephone number 870-548-2291.
Attention: Upon arrival, advanced reservation holders need to check in with gate attendants at Pendleton Bend Park. Pendleton Bend gatehouse is located on state highway 212 East approximately 3.5 miles before entering Wilbur D. Mills Park.

WILBUR D. MILLS, AR

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Wilbur D. Mills Campground is a small, quiet campground located downstream of the Wilbur B. Mills Dam on the Arkansas River, near the Pendleton Recreation Area.The Wilbur D. Mills Dam is on the main stem of the Arkansas River, just below the Arkansas Post Canal. Birders love coming to the...

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Overview

Wilbur D. Mills Campground is a small, quiet campground located downstream of the Wilbur B. Mills Dam on the Arkansas River, near the Pendleton Recreation Area.

Natural Features:

The Wilbur D. Mills Dam is on the main stem of the Arkansas River, just below the Arkansas Post Canal.

Birders love coming to the region in spring and fall to see millions of migratory birds en route for warmer waters.

Recreation:

Hiking, fishing and boating are all popular pastimes. World-class bass and crappie fishing is found in Pool 2, the section of the canal between Pendleton Bend and Lock Number 2.

Facilities:

Electric and water hookups are available at each of the 21 campsites, 17 of which can be reserved. Hot showers and a boat launch are also available.

Nearby Attractions:

The Arkansas Post National Memorial marks where the first European village west of the Mississippi River was built in 1686. Arkansas Post was also the capital of Arkansas up until the Civil War.

The White River National Wildlife Refuge is also worth exploring.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Parking Area
  • Showers
Know Before You Go
Upon arrival, advanced reservation holders need to check in with gate attendants at Pendleton Bend Park. Pendleton Bend gatehouse is located on state highway 212 East approximately 3.5 miles before entering Wilbur D. Mills Park.
  • No public phone available

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

WILBUR D. MILLS
599 HIGHWAY 212 EAST
DUMAS  AR  71639

Phone Number:

Information:  (870)548-2291