What to know
Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge is located primarily in the floodplain between the Cossatot and Little rivers in southwest Arkansas. A bottomland, wetland ecosystem, it is managed primarily for the benefit of migratory and resident waterfowl, neo-tropical migratory birds, wading birds and other wetland-dependent wildlife. The refuge lies between Ashdown and De Queen north of Little River between U.S. 71 and Hwy. 41. Recreational opportunities include camping, fishing, hunting and wildlife observation and photography. There are six primitive campsites (no facilities) scattered about Pond Creek refuge.