Bureau of Land Management National Park Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Forest Service

Mulberry River, Arkansas

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Managing Agency:

U.S. Forest Service, Ozark-St. Francis National Forest

Designated Reach:

April 22, 1992. From its origin to the Ozark National Forest boundary.


Scenic — 19.4 miles; Recreational — 36.6 miles; Total — 56.0 miles.

Mulberry River


Mulberry River Management Plan (2.2 MB PDF)

Photo Credit: Robert Duggan/USFS

Mulberry River

The Mulberry River is located in Newton, Johnson and Franklin Counties, Arkansas. The river has been recognized by Arkansas Game and Fish Commission as one of the premier smallmouth and spotted bass fisheries in Arkansas. The Mulberry is also popular for canoeing, camping and swimming, offering Class I to II rapids.