Overflow National Wildlife Refuge

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Overflow National Wildlife Refuge

Arkansas

(870) 473-2869

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Overview

Located in southeast Arkansas in Ashley County, Overflow National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1980 to protect one of the remaining bottomland hardwood forests considered vital for maintaining mallard, wood duck, and other waterfowl populations in the Mississippi Flyway. This 13,000 acre plus wetland complex consists of seasonally flooded bottomland hardwood forests, impoundments, and croplands. During the winter, a 4,000 acre greentree reservoir is created when the bottomland hardwood forests are allowed to flood. This seasonally flooded area provides a haven for mallards, wood ducks, and other waterfowl species.

Map of Overflow NWR

Latitude, Longitude: 33.067665, -91.669922

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Activities

  • Hunting

    Hunting for deer, rabbit, squirrel, and waterfowl is allowed on the refuge, but check with the refuge office for regulations and permits.

Seasonality/Weather

Parts of the refuge are closed during some times of the year. Check with the refuge for more information.

Directions

Driving

Overflow Refuge headquarters is located off of Arkansas Highway 8 approximately 15 miles east of Hamburg and 5 miles west of Parkdale.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(870) 473-2869

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