Little River NWR is located in southeastern Oklahoma in McCurtain County south of the Ouachita National Forest and stradles the Little River throughout.
The 15,000-acre Refuge is a wetlands area with old oxbows and sloughs scattered throughout its hardwood forest. Forest forest species include cypress, holly, sweetgum, white oak and willow oak in the lowlands and hickory, loblolly pine, and walnut a little higher up.
Bald eagles winter here hunting prey such as fish and waterfowl. Alligators can be found in the numerous oxbow lakes at the Refuge.
Wild game includes deer, rabbit, squirrel and wild turkey. Beaver and raccoon can also be found.
For birders, anhinga, egret, heron, Mississippi kite, pileated woodpecker, red-shouldered hawk, red-tailed hawk, Swainson's warbler and turkey vulture can be observed.
The Refuge encourages group outings with advanced notice.