Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


Features

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    Monarch Mania

    Monarchs are the only butterflies to make a migration to Mexico. Join us in conserving this unique species.

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    Every Kid in a Park

    The “Every Kid in a Park” initiative provides all fourth graders and their families free admission to public lands.

    Every Kid in a Park

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    Support the Friends Group

    The Friends of Holla Bend NWR is a non-profit group that helps lead educational programs, public use activities and promotes awareness.

    Support the Friends Group

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    eBird Tracker

    See what birds are being spotted here at the Refuge with eBird: a real-time, online checklist program.

    eBird Tracker

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    Refuge Gallery

    Many colorful and interesting wildlife photos can be seen in the Refuge Gallery. Come check it out.

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NEWS

Proposed Hunting and Fishing Program Changes

The Service is proposing changes for the station’s hunting and fishing program.

Learn the details . . .

HUNT PERMITS

Hunters may purchase archery hunt permits for deer and turkey hunt seasons on Holla Bend NWR by clicking this link:

https://arrefuges.recaccess.com/

Youth Quota Hunts

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Check out the Applications for the Spring and Fall Youth Quota hunts here.

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Print your Regulation Brochure On-line

Just click, print and sign, with the latest Refuge Regulation Brochure.

Learn more here
Refuge Information

Migratory Birds and Waterfowl

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Holla Bend NWR was established as a feeding and resting area for migratory waterfowl that use the Mississippi and Central Flyways each year. During these migrations numerous species of ducks and geese will stop over to feed and rest before continuing on their migration or will stay here all winter.

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About the Complex

Central Arkansas Refuge Complex

Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Central Arkansas Refuge Complex.

Read more about the complex
About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

Learn more about the NWRS