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

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Face masks are required in all federal buildings and on all federal lands.
  • Maintain a safe distance between yourself and other groups.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


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    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.


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.


2020 Youth Fishing Derby Cancelled

In an abundance of caution for COVID-19, this year's Derby is cancelled. Join us in 2021!

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.

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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.

Learn more about the NWRS