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


  • gator

    Resident Wildlife

    There's always something to see at Pond Creek. A popular sighting is the American Alligator.

  • Visitor Center

    Come on in...

    Welcome to Pond Creek NWR! We've recently opened our new Visitor Center so check it out during your next visit.

Discover our Wildlife Refuge

Pond Creek NWR Quota Hunt Permit Site

Visit our Permits page to get info about our upcoming hunts and to enter our site powered by RecAccess.


Compatibility Determinations for Review

Find the latest Compatibility Determinations for Reviewing here

Wildlife Photography

Pretty as a Picture

Photography Promo

Pond Creek offers the perfect natural studio to photographers of all skill levels.

About the Complex

South Arkansas Complex

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

Read more about the complex
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.

Learn more about the NWRS