Goose Pond Natural Area
Goose Pond Natural Area, Pope and Conway Counties, located in the Arkansas Valley, is a mosaic of open water and vegetated wetlands. Plant communities within the natural area include young water tupelo-bald cypress swamps, shrub swamps, American lotus/water lily marshes, and submerged beds of coontail. Many species of migratory waterfowl visit Goose Pond in the winter months, while a variety of other birds are present year round. The bird-voiced treefrog, a species of very limited distribution west of the Mississippi River, occurs here as well. Goose Pond Natural Area lies within the Ed Gordon/Point Remove Wildlife Management Area and is co-managed with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Specific types of hunting are allowed on this natural area. For details, see the current Arkansas Game and Fish Hunting Guidebook. Take all necessary safety precautions when visiting this area.

From Atkins, travel east on U.S. Highway 64 3.8 miles to Talley Lane. Turn left and travel north 1.3 miles to Happy Bend Road. Turn right and go east 1 mile to gravel road. Turn left at natural area sign and follow gravel road to parking area.

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