Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge
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Welcome to Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge

Established in 1975, Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is located in southeast Arkansas, approximately eight miles west of the town of Crossett. Named for a small community located at its southwest corner, this 65,000 acre refuge contains an abundance of water resources dominated by the Ouachita and Saline Rivers and the Felsenthal Pool.

This low lying area is dissected by an intricate system of rivers, creeks, sloughs, buttonbush swamps and lakes throughout a vast bottomland hardwood forest that gradually rises to an upland forest community. Historically, periodic flooding of the "bottoms" during winter and spring provided excellent wintering waterfowl habitat. These wetlands, in combination with the pine and upland hardwood forest on the higher ridges, support a wide diversity of native plants and animals.


Getting There . . .

Felsenthal NWR is located about 5 miles west of Crossett, Arkansas on US Highway 82. Signs along the way will invite you to visit the Office/Visitor Center before entering the refuge. Hunt Regulations and Map


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Applications for the 2013-2014 Turkey Hunts will be accepted starting January 2, 2014 through January 31, 2014. Click here to apply now! http://www.felsenthalpermits.com/




A yellow flower stands out against greenery behind it

Flower at Overflow. Credit: Garry Tucker, USFWS.

A baby deer lays in grass

A white-tailed deer fawn. Credit: USFWS.


Last updated: July 3, 2014