- The refuge contains a diversity of habitat types for migratory waterfowl and other birds. It provides habitat and protection for the threatened bald eagle. It also provides opportunities for environmental and and ecological research.
Recreation - Recreational opportunities are consistent with primary wildlife objectives
and include trails, wildlife observation and photography, as well as hunting. Annual activities include The shorebird Festival and muzzleloader deer hunting.
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.
The refuge is located in the southeastern corner of the state in Ashley county, Arkansas, 5 miles west of Wilmont , Arkansas. From Highway 165 to Highway 173W, to parking lot at end of pavement.