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My wife and I were able to travel to this refuge in March and we had a wonderful visit. This NWR is located in west central Arkansas near the city of Dardanelle. It was established to provide feeding and resting habitats for wintering migratory birds....More
This place really has everything for the nature lover. There are thousands of birds to watch, especially during migration season. They are many other kinds of wildlife in the woods. Dave and have alligators in the swampy areas . There are miles of great hiking...More
Very beautiful just not much to see or do. You may catch a glimpse of the Eagles and the view of the mountain is pretty. Just trails to walk and fishing with the right permits. It isn't something I take guests from out of town...More
We made a quick stop through here on the way to Petit Jean State Park. Saw several vultures, a bald eagle, an osprey, and other smaller birds and waterfowl. $4 entrance fee was reasonable to help support the park.
We spend a few hours birding here on a sunny and cool mid November afternoon. From the looks of it, we were the only birders; about a dozen other groups were here - all hunters. Immediately after paying the $4 entrance fee we were treated...More
As with most places, if you do a bit of research before you go, you will have a better chance of seeing and/or doing what you find most interesting. Holla Bend NWR is is managed for wildlife of all types that would be expected in...More
I saw very few birds but I did see lots of hunters. It appears as though they are spending a lot of tax dollars to lure birds and small animals so that hunters can more easily kill them. Very disappointing, bordering on downright depressing.
A pleasant drive (about 8 miles) through the refuge, but DON'T expect to see wildlife other than birds. This place was made to be a birding refuge for migrating birds and it is spectacular as such. Just don't expect deer and bears and the like...More
The Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge is mainly meant for hunters, so if you are here for hiking or wildlife observation you might feel disappointed. However, as a runner I can say that Holla Bend is a great place to run as well. The 10+...More