The Arkansas Post Field Office is a sub-office of the Pine Bluff Project Office. It is responsible for managing parks on the Arkansas River area from Wilbur D. Mills Lock and Dam to the confluence of the Arkansas River, the White River and the Mississippi River.
This area around the Arkansas Post Field Office is one where visitors can experience history at the national memorial at Arkansas Post. It was here in 1686, that Henri de Tonti established the first village west of the Mississippi River. Then in 1819 Arkansas Post became the capital of the Arkansas Territory until the Civil War.
Visitors can spend their time around the Arkansas Post Field Office like the pioneers did, or they are welcome to partake of more modern conveniences. Parks along the river provide boat launching ramps, drinking water, camping areas (that accommodate most travel trailers and motor homes), picnic sites for families and groups and other facilities for the convenience of all. The area also provides two wildlife management areas--the Trusten Holder Wildlife Management Area and the White River National Wildlife Refuge--for in-season hunting and fishing.