Established in 1975, Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is located in southeast Arkansas, approximately eight miles west of the town of Crossett. Named for a small community located at its southwest corner, this 76,000 acre refuge contains an abundance of water resources dominated by the Ouachita and Saline Rivers and the Felsenthal Pool.

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National wildlife refuges can offer a view of some of the most pristine and remote landscapes across the country. When visiting these wild places, please prepare yourself accordingly. Adequate clothing and supplies are essential.

Water levels within Felsenthal NWR can be a deciding factor when planning your trip. Make sure the water is safe for any activities by checking the National Weather Service's website or contact the refuge. 

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      This refuge is dissected by an intricate system of rivers, creeks, swamps, and lakes, while also supporting a wide diversity of native wildlife and plants.

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      Red-cockaded Woodpecker

      22 cm. Rather small black-and-white woodpecker with longish bill. Above black barred white. Below white with black spots on flanks. Black crown, nape and moustachial stripe border white cheeks and side of neck. Male has small red mark on the side of nape. Juvenile browner with variable extent of...

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