Visitor Activities

Visitor Activites

From hunting to outdoor classrooms, Overflow National Wildlife Refuge offers a variety of activities for the public to enjoy.

  • Hunting

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    Hunting is an important wildlife management tool that the National Wildlife Refuge System recognizes as a healthy, traditional outdoor pastime, deeply rooted in America's heritage. Waterfowl, squirrel, rabbit, woodcock, raccoon, opossum, bobwhite quail, deer, and turkey are available for sportsmen/women to pursue at Overflow National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). Refer to the refuge's Public Use Regulations for specific seasons and regulations as they are updated annually.

    Learn more about special hunting opportunities on Overflow NWR. 


  • Wildlife Viewing

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    Overflow National Wildlife Refuge offers an instant wildlife viewing adventure. Birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians of all shapes and sizes can be viewed on Overflow NWR. Refer to the Public Use Regulations for details on refuge access and about prohibited activities.

  • Interpretation and Environmental Education

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    Refuges provide unique and exciting outdoor classrooms – excellent locations for hands-on learning activities. Felsenthal welcomes school groups and others interested in environmental education. For more information about planning a field trip contact the Visitor Services Specialist at (870) 473-2869.

  • Photography

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    Overflow NWR offers outstanding opportunities for wildlife photography. A diverse network of wetlands and bottomland hardwood forests attract an array of species throughout the year. Painted buntings, white ibis, black-necked stilts, bald eagles, and pileated woodpeckers are just a few of the species seen on the refuge. Please contact the refuge Visitor Center with any questions regarding wildlife photography.