Cache River National Wildlife Refuge

Fish and Wildlife Service, Arkansas.

Cache River National Wildlife Refuge (Cache River NWR), located near the towns of Augusta and Brinkley, Arkansas , stands as a testament to nature's unparalleled beauty and biodiversity. Established in 1986, this refuge was born out of a commitment to safeguard, restore, and enhance wetland ecosystems, making it a sanctuary for migratory birds and a haven for diverse fish and wildlife. As a Wetland of International Importance and part of the Cache-Lower White Rivers Globally Important Bird Area, Cache River NWR boasts world-class waterfowl hunting opportunities and a wealth of recreational activities.

The refuge encompasses approximately 73,000 acres scattered along the Cache River, White River, and Bayou DeView. The Basin is a breathtaking tapestry of meandering channels, shallow sloughs, and oxbow lakes. This diverse landscape provides a vital home to various species of neotropical migratory birds, wading birds, shorebirds, and other native wildlife.

Visitors to Cache River NWR can partake in various activities, from world-class waterfowl and white-tailed deer hunting to excellent fishing opportunities for crappie, bream, and catfish. Boating along the Bayou DeView Water Trail offers a unique perspective of the refuge's old-growth stands of baldcypress-water tupelo and abundant wildlife. For wildlife enthusiasts, Cache River NWR provides exceptional opportunities for observation, photography, and birdwatching, thanks to the diverse and abundant wildlife within the refuge.

Cache River NWR is not just a refuge; it's a sanctuary for both wildlife and those seeking unforgettable outdoor experiences. Whether you're an avid hunter, angler, birder, or nature enthusiast, Cache River NWR offers a world-class destination to connect with the wonders of the natural world.

Come discover the beauty and abundance of Cache River National Wildlife Refuge – where nature thrives, and memories are made.

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The Visitor Contact Station/Headquarters is located 16 miles south of Augusta, Arkansas on AR-33 south. If traveling on US-64, turn south on Highway 33. Follow AR-33 approximately 16 miles and the headquarters will be on the left side (east) of the road. Once you are close there should be signs on highway intersections giving direction to the Refuge Headquarters.

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