Plan Your Visit

Photo by Ronnie Maum

D’Arbonne National Wildlife Refuge offers a wide variety of wildlife dependent recreational opportunities. Thousands of people visit the refuge to fish and hunt while others traverse the refuge to bird watch, see wildlife, and take pictures.


Refuge Hours 

D’Arbonne NWR is open to visitors all day and night all year. Certain areas of the refuge are closed to specific activities. Specific regulations can be found in the Public Use Regulations Brochure. The office on Holland’s Bluff Rd is open from 7:30-4:00 Monday – Thursday with the exception of all federal holidays.

Directions to the Refuge Headquarters

11372 Hwy 143 
Farmerville, LA 71241


D’Arbonne National Wildlife Refuge is located in Ouachita and Union Parishes on either side of Bayou D’Arbonne near its confluence with the Ouachita River. Take White’s Ferry Road (Hwy 143) north out of West Monroe. This highway forms the eastern refuge boundary and there are seven access points with parking lots along the highway. The refuge complex headquarters is located approximately 7 miles north of West Monroe at the intersection of Hwy 143 and Holland’s Bluff Rd. Consult the brochure map for many access points.


Know Before You Go

There is no fee to visit the Refuge. We suggest that all visitors refer to the Public Use Regulations Brochure which includes all regulations, prohibited activities, and a Refuge map. There are no visitor facilities available on the refuge.  Because the refuge is subject to deep flooding, you may encounter some roads with water over them at different times of the year. Do not attempt to drive through water.  You may want to contact the Refuge Headquarters at 318-726-4222 for current conditions.