Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge

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Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge
Map of the United States
Location Sevier County, Arkansas, United States
Nearest city De Queen, Arkansas
Coordinates 33°51′00″N 94°15′00″W / 33.85000°N 94.25000°W / 33.85000; -94.25000Coordinates: 33°51′00″N 94°15′00″W / 33.85000°N 94.25000°W / 33.85000; -94.25000
Area 27,300 acres (110 km2)
Established 1994
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
http://www.fws.gov/felsenthal/PondCreek/

The Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge is a 27,300 acre (110 km²) wildlife refuge located in Sevier County, Arkansas managed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.

The Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge was created in 1994 and is located approximately 30 miles (50 km) north of Texarkana, Arkansas and 10 miles (16 km) southeast of De Queen, Arkansas. The western boundary of the refuge is 10 miles (16 km) from the Arkansas-Oklahoma border.

Pond Creek is made up of various oxbow lakes, sloughs, and bottomlands hardwood areas along the Little and Cossatot Rivers.

Pond Creek was created in order to protect the wetland and bottomland hardwood habitat and to serve as a habitat for neo-tropical migratory birds. It also serves as an important nesting habitat for wood ducks and wintering habitat for other migratory waterfowl. It is located where the Mississippi and Central Flyways intersect.

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