|Name||Big Lake NWR|
|Location||The refuge is about 15 miles west of Blytheville.
|Seasons and Regulations|Area Notes:
Big Lake NWR is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and has special regulations regarding hunting seasons and opportunities. For more information, visit www.fws.gov/biglake/
|Leased Land Permit Required||No|
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
|Age||The refuge was established in 1915.
|Purpose||The refuge provides habitat and protection for migrating and wintering birds and is recognized as an important link in the Mississippi migration corridor. Over the years the objectives of the refuge have expanded to include protection for endangered species. Big Lake was important in the recovery of the bald eagle.