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Cache River
National Wildlife Refuge


Lush view of cypress trees on Plunkett Farm
26320 Hwy 33 South
Augusta, AR   72006
E-mail: cacheriver@fws.gov
Phone Number: 870-347-2614
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/cacheriver
Cache River Refuge contains a variety of wetland communities including some of the most intact and least disturbed bottomland hardwood forest in the Mississippi Valley region
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Fishing
Boating and fishing are permitted year-round in accordance with state regulations. Quality of fishing ranges from fair to good with catfish, crappie, bream and bass making up the principle game fish

Hunting
Hunting opportunities attract many outdoor enthusiasts. As a significant wintering area for mallards, duck hunting can be excellent. Other refuge hunting season include deer, turkey, squirrel, rabbit, quail, and raccoon

Wildlife Observation
Characterized by rivers, cypress-tupelo swamps, oxbow lakes and bottomland hardwood forests, the Cache River wetlands support a tremendous array of wildlife species. Although most often noted as wintering grounds for tens of thousands of mallards, many other wildlife species make the refuge their home for all or part of the year. Waterfowl, wading birds and songbirds may be seen seasonally while deer, coyote and raccoon are found year-round. During the warmer months, reptiles and amphibians are often observed.




Hours
Headquarter/Office - Open 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday thru Friday

Entrance Fees
There are currently no entrance fees to participate in amateur photography, wildlife observation, or fishing on the refuge.

Use Fees
A Special Use Permit is required for any commercial activity on the refuge (fishing, filming, photography, collecting acorns, etc.) A Special Use Permit is required for guide services. A Refuge Permit is required for all hunts. This permit is free and available upon request by mail or can be downloaded online at http://www.fws.gov/cacheriver
 
 
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