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Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 10448 Holla Bend Rd, Dardanelle, AR 72834-7713
Phone Number: +1 479-229-4300
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Nice Refuge

There are animals all over this refuge depending on the time of day you go. Turkeys, Deer, Eagles, Squirrel, and even an occasional alegator might be seen.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 October 2016
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Russellville, Arkansas
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Russellville, Arkansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

There are animals all over this refuge depending on the time of day you go. Turkeys, Deer, Eagles, Squirrel, and even an occasional alegator might be seen.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

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 trails, and a place to put in a boat or canoe.

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Dardanelle, Arkansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

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 to do.

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Miami, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

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.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2014

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 to a flock of 200 snow geese flying low overhead, then we were treated to... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2014

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 the habitats available. It's a great place to bird; hunting is allowed, so know the... More 

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Glacier National Park, Montana
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

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.

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Grand Blanc, Mi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

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 to run across the road in front of you.

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4 Thank DanandSharon
Conway, Arkansas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2013

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+ miles worth of dirt roads going through the refuge make for a great place to... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2012

Less than an hour's drive from Hot S[rings or Little Rock, Holla Bend is a must-do day trip for the dead of winter. As the weather gets coder, more eagles can be seen. Bring binoculars or better yet a spotting scope, a sack snack & thermos of coffee and prepare to spend a lot of time slow driving down gravel... More 

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