Striplin Woods Natural Area
A bottomland hardwood forest long protected from human disturbance, Striplin Woods Natural Area, Arkansas  County, displays considerable diversity over an elevational gradient extending from blufftop down to the margin of the White River. Overcup oak forest occupies the area of the floodplain that constitutes most of the tract. Water hickory, willow oak, and honey locust are the major associate species. The canopy is high, and many of the trees exceed 24 inches in diameter. Located in the Mississippi Alluvial Plain of eastern Arkansas, Striplin Woods represents a small portion of the once extensive bottomland hardwood forests that occurred across this part of the state. With clearing for agriculture, much of this habitat type has been lost. Striplin Woods is a part of the White River National Wildlife Refuge and is co-managed with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Hunting is prohibited on this natural area.

From St. Charles, travel east on State Highway 1 towards the White River. Turn right (south) onto South CC Camp Road which leads to the White River Refuge Visitor Center. Park at the visitor center. The natural area is located behind (east of) the visitor center.

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