This is the second of four free nature centers built by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission with revenue from Amendment 75, a 1/8th-cent Conservation Sales Tax passed in 1996. The Governor Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center is in Pine Bluff, the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center is in Fort Smith and the Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center located in Little Rock.
The 17,033-square-foot, three-story facility opened August 25, 2004. It features a three-story education, exhibit and meeting facility located on 160 acres. The center adjoins the southern boundary of Craighead Forest Park. The nature center grounds include a 5.5-acre prairie, 2.5-acre pond and approximately 100 acres in woodlands.