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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    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