Plan Your Visit

Entrance Sign

Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuge


PO Box 279
178 Hammond Avenue
Turrell, AR 72384

Administration Office and Visitor Center:

From I-55 heading south, turn off at exit #23, travel southeast on Highway 77 two miles, turn east on Hammond Avenue, go under the railroad overpass and make first right (refuge entrance). From I-55 heading north, turn off at exit #21 (Highway 42), travel east 1 ½ miles on Highway 42, cross Highway 77, go under the railroad overpass and make first right (refuge entrance).

Points of Interest:

Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuge is a unique habitat located in the Arkansas Delta and a haven for multiple species of wildlife. Visitors have approximately 12.5 miles of well-maintained gravel roads, a 600-acre lake, fishing and wildlife viewing pier, and a 1.75 mile Cypress Discovery Canoe Trail. There are 4 distinct habitat types located at Wapanocca NWR; freshwater impoundments, bottom hardwood forests, croplands, and grasslands that provide for a wide variety of wildlife and plants.

Know Before You Go:

Wapanocca NWR is located in the Delta Region of Eastern Arkansas. Summers are hot and humid. Biting insects, poison ivy, and snakes are present. Insect repellent is recommended throughout the warmer months.


The Wapanocca NWR Regulations Brochure link.