Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is located in Pope and Yell County along the Arkansas River, five miles downstream from the city of Dardanelle, Arkansas. The refuge is bounded by an old oxbow that was created in the early 1950s when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cut a channel through the bend in the river to promote navigation and flood control.

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National wildlife refuges offer us a chance to unplug from the stresses of daily life and reconnect with our natural surroundings. The spring and summer months are a good time to view nesting songbirds, wildflowers, turkey poults, and amphibians. The fall and winter months are for good viewing white-tail deer and migratory birds such as waterfowl. The refuge is also known to have Bald Eagle sightings year-round, but they are more frequent during the winter and early spring.


Fee Schedule for Holla Bend NWR
Type of Fee Amount 
Entrance Fee 

$4.00/vehicle/day or $15.00/bus/day

Holla Bend NWR Annual Pass $12.50/vehicle/year
Archery Deer Hunt $12.50/person
Archery Turkey Hunt $12.50/person
America the Beautiful Senior Pass $20.00 Annual - $80.00 Lifetime
America the Beautiful Annual Pass $80.00
Federal Duck Stamp $25.00


Hunting Information

Location and Contact Information


      Visitors can take a self-guided auto tour around the refuge to view wildlife and habitats, take photographs, and hunt and fish during the respective seasons. Along the auto tour route, visitors will find two hiking trails, numerous walk-in access trails, an observation tower, informational panels, and kiosks.

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