Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge

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Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge

Arkansas

(870) 364-3167

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Overview

Established in 1975, Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is located in southeast Arkansas, approximately eight miles west of the town of Crossett. Named for a small community located at its southwest corner, this 65,000 acre refuge contains an abundance of water resources dominated by the Ouachita and Saline Rivers and the Felsenthal Pool.

This low lying area is dissected by an intricate system of rivers, creeks, sloughs, buttonbush swamps and lakes throughout a vast bottomland hardwood forest that gradually rises to an upland forest community. Historically, periodic flooding of the "bottoms" during winter and spring provided excellent wintering waterfowl habitat. These wetlands, in combination with the pine and upland hardwood forest on the higher ridges, support a wide diversity of native plants and animals. Visitors to Felsenthal can enjoy hiking, fishing, hunting, camping, and observing the large amounts of wildlife in the refuge.

Map of Felsenthal NWR

Latitude, Longitude: 33.149050, -92.108517

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Activities

  • Boating

    Several boat launch ramps are spread throughout the refuge, giving boaters plenty of access to the various bodies of water.

  • Auto/Motorcycle

    Please contact the park for more information.

  • Camping

    There are 11 primitive camping areas in the refuge. These areas have no facilities, but are great places to stay before a morning hunt or a day fishing.

  • Fishing

    The multiple bodies of water throughout the refuge all offer good fishing. For information on hot spots, contact the refuge or local bait shops.

  • Hiking

    Numerous trails cut through the refuge, giving visitors access to remote areas.

  • Historic Sites

    Please contact the park for more information.

  • Hunting

    Hunters come to Felsenthal for a variety of game, including deer, turkey, rabbit, squirrel, nutria, feral hog, and quail. Be sure to check with the refuge for information on seasons and regulations, as some of are quota hunts

Directions

Driving

Felsenthal NWR is located about 5 miles west of Crossett, Arkansas on US Highway 82. Signs along the way will invite you to visit the Office/Visitor Center before entering the refuge.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(870) 364-3167

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