Medicare open enrollment begins Tuesday! Visit the AARP Medicare Resource Center for the information you need to make your best choices.

Buck Island

Helena, AR 72342

Located just a half mile north of Helena River Park, Buck Island offers a rare taste of the kind of outdoor adventures immortalized by Mark Twain in his tales of Tom Sayer and Huck Finn.

The island's virgin natural setting offering five miles of hiking trails through a 1,000 acre hardwood forest and 500 acres of sand bars ideal for bird-watching, primitive camping, picnics, photography and superb fishing. The island is accessible only by boat.

Images provided by, Ticketmaster
Please use "Flag This Place" to alert us about content that is inappropriate or needs immediate attention. Nothing you submit will be shared with other site visitors.
AARP Member Card

Join or Renew Today


  • Immediate access to your member benefits
  • Discounts on travel and everyday savings
  • Subscription to the award-winning AARP The Magazine
  • An ally on the issues that matter most to you in Helena
  • Free membership for your spouse or partner