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Within the System of Natural Areas are sites that represent some of the best, and last, remaining examples of the state’s original natural landscape. Natural areas are special places that protect rare natural communities and provide vital habitat for a host of plant and animal species, some of which are considered to be rare, threatened, or endangered. Locate one of our 79 natural areas below.


Hall Creek Barrens Natural Area

Hall Creek Barrens Natural Area
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Coastal Plain
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Hall Creek Barrens Natural Area WMA
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Hall Creek Barrens Natural Area, located in the Coastal Plain, consists of a mosaic of salt slicks, saline barrens, mound woodlands, pine-hardwood flatwoods, Delta post oak flatwoods, and bottomland hardwood forest communities. Soils at the site, containing naturally high amounts of sodium and magnesium salts, account for the sparse and irregular distribution of trees and the resultant dominance of grasses and other herbaceous vegetation in the barrens and associated woodlands. Stands of dwarf palmetto are distributed irregularly and lend a tropical aspect to the natural area. The unique soils and sparse tree cover over portions of the natural area create ideal habitat for a number of rare herbaceous plant species including the federally threatened species Geocarpon minimum.


From Kingsland travel 6.4 miles south on Arkansas State Highway 189. Turn left on Mt. Elba Road. Travel northeast for 1.2 miles. Turn right (east) onto Hall Creek Deer Camp Road. Travel 0.3 mile to the natural area.

The gate located at Mt. Elba Road (~.25 miles from the western boundary of the natural area) may be closed from May 1 to August 31, but foot traffic along that road is still allowed.


Specific types of hunting are allowed on this natural area. For details, see the Hall Creek Barrens Natural Area WMA listing in the current Arkansas Hunting Guidebook. Take all necessary safety precautions when visiting this area.

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