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.


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Refuge Gallery

Check out these and other great photos taken around our refuge!

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NEWS

New Hunt/Fish Opportunities

The New Hunt Program Changes as of August 31, 2020. Overflow NWR has made changes to the hunt program in the Final 2020-2021 Station-Specific Hunting and Sport Fishing Regulations process.

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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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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

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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.

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