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Description - Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge includes over 7,000 acres of agricultural fields, bottomland forest, and open water.

Croplands, moist-soil areas and forest are managed to provide habitat for a wide variety of wildlife. The refuge supports wintering populations of up to 60,000 ducks and 20,000 geese each year. Over 240 species of birds have been recorded on the refuge. Mammals native to the area are abundant including white-tailed deer, raccoons, opossums, foxes, and bobcats.

Recreation - Best Months to visit are November through March. Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge provides environmental education, interpretation, and wildlife-oriented recreation for thousands of visitors annually. An eight mile auto tour route and wildlife trails allow visitors to see and experience the different habitats and the species living there. A total of fourteen miles of roads are open to public vehicle traffic. Ten miles of secondary woods and fields roads for foot traffic and walking trails. There is an observation tower and facilities for launching boats. Wildlife can be photographed or just observed. Both hunting and fishing are available.

Climate - Arkansas has a temperate climate with the coldest temperatures near freezing during December, January and February. Daytime highs for these months usually reach 55 degrees F. Spring and fall temperatures are very mild with lows dipping to 44 degrees F and highs reaching 70 degrees F. July and August are the hottest months of the year with average temperatures reaching 90 degrees F. June and September average temperatures usually reach into the mid-eighties. Spring and winter months are the wettest of the year.

Location - Close to central Arkansas, the refuge is located in Pop and Yell counties, AR. It is 6 miles south of Dardenelle, AR., Just off of State Highway 155 East.


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Contact Information:
Holla Bend NWR, Rt. 1, Box 59 , Dardanelle, AR, 72834-9704, Phone: 501-229-4300
, r4rw_ar.hlb@fws.gov

Additional Information:
Arkansas National Wildlife Refuges - There are nine National Wildlife Refuges in Arkansas.

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