Shutdown Notice
Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, this website will not be updated until further notice. Where public access to refuge lands does not require the presence of a federal employee or contractor, activities on refuge lands will be allowed to continue on the same terms as before the appropriations lapse. Any entry onto Refuge System property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk. Please read this important updated message about the closure of National Wildlife Refuge System facilities during the shutdown, and refer to alerts posted on individual refuge websites for the status of visitor facilities and previously scheduled events that may still occur during the shutdown.

For more information, please visit the Department of Interior webpage at


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What's going on?

Draft Compatibility Determinations available for review

Such documents are the end result of a process whereby the Refuge Manager reviews a proposed use on a refuge and determines whether it is compatible with the purpose for which the refuge was established.

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Special Youth Turkey Hunt - Permits available!

Permits may be purchased first come/first serve on March 21 -23 at the Felsenthal office. Doors open at 8 AM, cashier's check or money order only, $15 per permit.

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Download and Print Public Use Regulations


Overflow NWR hosts all sorts of hunts year round. See what hunts are going on right now!

Hunting Season Dates

Watchable Wildlife, Like Never Before

Overflow NWR is pleased to announce the seasonal openings of the wildlife sanctuary road for photography and observation.

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Get the facts

See the Overflow NWR fact sheet for information about our refuge including frequently asked questions.

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About the Complex

South Arkansas Complex

Overflow National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the South Arkansas Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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.

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