546 POLK 246, Gillham Arkansas 71841
Established in 1994, Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge protects and preserves one of the last remaining contiguous bottomland hardwood forests in the Red River basin. Pond Creek Refuge is located in southwest Arkansas along the Texas/Oklahoma border. The refuge provides needed protection for the extremely valuable yet rapidly disappearing wetland hardwood forest community, a haven for native wildlife and migratory birds. The refuges forested habitat is extremely diverse, and is traversed by a series of creeks, sloughs, and rivers. It is geographically positioned in an area where the Central and Mississippi flyways overlap and where vast upland terrains abruptly transition to lowland areas seasonally inundated by water. Location and the variety of available habitats result in a readily noticeable diversity of year-round and migratory wildlife species.
Other Wildlife Viewing nearby:
(Glenwood) Caddo Canoe Outfitters
(Broken Bow) Little River National Wildlife Refuge
(Gillham) Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge
(Broken Bow) River Floats
09/23 Coming to The Gillham area
Arkansas Literary Festival Little Rock AR April18-21 The tenth anniversary gathering with events on both sides of the river. Featuring well known authors Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana.
Riverfest Little Rock AR May24-26 Riverfest is a celebration of visual and performing arts that is held annually over Memorial Day weekend on the banks of the Arkansas River in Little Rock.
Johnson County Peach Festival Clarksville AR July25-28 Johnson County Peach Festival is the oldest festival in the State. Concessionaires bring their wares from good ol' home cookin' to handmade arts and crafts. Enjoy live entertainment and don't miss the Peach Cobbler Bake-Off and Jam/Jelly Contest.
Hope Watermelon Festival Hope AR August9-11 Watermelon Olympics, melon judging and auction, watermelon eating contest, seed spitting contest, melon toss, antique engine show, entertainment and SW Arkansas' largest arts and crafts show.
National Championship Chuckwagon Races Clinton AR August31-September2 Chuckwagon Races, Snowy River Race, bronc fanning, music, concerts, camping, trail riding, western trade show, horse and mule clinics, seminars, and barn dances.