Plan Your Visit


Upper Ouachita 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.

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 Complex Headquarters at 318-726-4222 for current conditions.


Refuge Hours

Upper Ouachita NWR is open to visitors from sunrise to sunset except for legal hunting and fishing.  The Mollicy Unit is closed to nighttime activites. Certain areas of the refuge are closed to specific activities. Specific regulations can be found in the Public Use Regulations Brochure. The Refuge Complex Headquarters is located at D’Arbonne NWR on Holland’s Bluff Rd from 7:30-4:00 Monday – Thursday with the exception of all federal holidays.