Palmetto Flats Natural Area
Palmetto Flats Natural Area, Little River County, is the largest contiguous block of alluvial terrace forest remaining in the Red River Valley in Arkansas, an area that has been almost entirely cleared and drained. It contains high-quality examples of a variety of forest types including rare wet hardwood and pine-hardwood flatwoods with a dwarf palmetto understory.

Specific types of hunting are allowed on this natural area. For details, see the current Arkansas Game and Fish Hunting Guidebook. Take all necessary safety precautions when visiting this area.

From Ashdown take State Highway 32 west approximately 5.2 miles to Richmond Road (Little River 21). Turn left (south) on Richmond Road and drive for about 5.6 miles. Turn right (north) onto a dirt road. Travel for 0.25 miles to the natural area boundary.

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