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Holla Bend
National Wildlife Refuge

10448 Holla Bend Road
Dardanelle, AR   72834
E-mail: hollabend@fws.gov
Phone Number: 479-229-4300
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The Wood Duck is one of over 250 bird species that utilize Holla Bend's rich habitat
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Environmental Education
Environmental Education: The refuge is often used as an outdoor class room for local schools, universities and other groups. The local university and audubon members use the refuge for birding classes and workshops. Groups are welcome and arrangements may be made by contacting the refuge headquarters in advance.

Fishing: Sport fishing and boating are permitted in all lakes and ponds from March 1 through October 31. The refuge has two boat launching areas and fishing from the banks and levees is permitted. Crappie and largemouth bass are sought in the spring while brim and catfish are popular species in the summer months.

Hunting: Archery deer hunting is permitted in the fall from October 1 through November 30 and archery turkey hunting in the spring. There is a youth turkey gun hunt in the spring before the regular season. In the month of February, raccoon hunting is allowed on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

Interpretation: An 8 mile self guided Wildlife Drive is open year round with educational and informational panels located along the route and on kiosks. Interpretive leflets and brochures can be picked up at the kiosks and in the refuge office.

Wildlife Observation
Wildlife Obervation and Photography: An observation tower and foot trail are located along the wildife drive which winds through the refuge along the river, through open fields and woods. For best results and to avoid disturbing wildlife, remain in your vehicle, drive slowly, look carefully, and bring your binoculars.

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