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Bald Knob National Wildlife Refuge- Bald Knob National Wildlife Refuge is located in White County, Arkansas, approximately one-half mile southwest of Bald Knob and is bordered by the Little Red River.
Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge- The refuge basin is thought to have formed from the New Madrid earthquake of 1811-12 and is fed by the Little River.
Cache River National Wildlife Refuge- The Cache/Lower White River Ecosystem represents the largest remaining tract of contiguous bottomland hardwood forest found in North America. The Refuge was established in 1986 with the purchase of 1,395 acres.
Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge- Felsenthal is the world's largest green tree reservoir consisting of the 15,000 acre Felsenthal Pool that is more than doubled to 36,000 acres during winter flooding.
Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge- Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge in the southeastern corner of the state, includes over 7,000 acres of agricultural fields, bottomland forest, and open water. Year round events are open to the public.
Overflow National Wildlife Refuge- Overflow NWR is a vital bottomland hardwood area in eastern Arkansas. It is managed primarily for wintering and resident waterfowl, shore and wading birds and other neotropical migrants, endangered species and indigenous wildlife.
Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge- The purpose of this refuge is to protect, enhance and manage a valuable bottomland wetland ecosystem for the benefit of migratory and resident waterfowl, neotropical migratory birds, wading birds and other wetland-dependent wildlife.
Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuge- The refuge literally stands as a wildlife oasis in an agricultural sea. An excellent diversity of habitat exists comprised of mainly agricultural land, bottomland, hardwood forest, upland forest, open water and flooded cypress/willow swamp.
White River National Wildlife Refuge- White River National Wildlife Refuge is a large bottomland hardwood forest in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Located within the floodplain of the lower White River just a few miles above its confluence with the Mississippi River.

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Description - There are nine National Wildlife Refuges in Arkansas.

Recreation - The Wildlife Refuges offer hiking, camping, picnicking, wildlife viewing, boating, and fishing activities.

Climate - Arkansas has a temperate climate with the coldest temperatures near freezing during December, January and February.

Location - Arkansas National Wildlife Refuges are located throughout the state.


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Report: At Millwood we saw many different ducks and geese, but the surprise was seeing white pelicans. This was two weeks ago. Last week we went to Holla Bend. Believe me! We will go again. The birds were great. We saw white pelicans there also. This week we spent time around DeGray just driving around the camping areas. Saw eagles and a family of beavers playing in a cove. We don't hike, but see all of these things from the car. Sometimes we get out to get a better look with field glasses. We travel the state every Tuesday just for the pleasure of seeing the state. I will be happy to answer any questions I can concerning the wildlife areas we have visited, restaurants in the area, or other pertinent information. Part of our fun is derived from trying different restaurants in the small towns. In Arkadelphia, our favorite is Bowens. It is located on Hwy 7 near the I-30 exit #78. My name is Annie.


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Arkansas - Arkansas boasts diversity of land forms and millions of acres of public lands. The warm climate of the state allows access throughout the year.

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