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Lonoke and Pulaski Counties

Holland Bottoms Wetland Nature Trail

  • From US 167 in Jacksonville, take exit 11B toward AR-161/TP White Dr.
  • Turn left and travel 2 miles.
  • Turn right onto Coffelt Rd and travel 0.3 miles
  • Turn right onto Holland Bottoms Wildlife Area Pvt.

Quick Facts

2.3 miles
Managed Wetland
Watefowl and Shorebirds


Important Numbers

Lonoke County EMS

Lonoke County Sheriff’s Office

AGFC Brinkley Regional Office

Stop Poaching Hotline


Outer loop: 2.3 miles
West Loop: 1.8 miles
East Loop: 1.5 miles

This waterfowl rest area trail is closed Nov. 1-Feb. 15.
Levees offer prime wildlife viewing opportunities. Foot traffic only.

Holland Bottoms WMA covers 5,570 acres of mostly bottomland hardwood forest. Two moist-soil units, built in the 1990s, are small but important components of the WMA. These 85 acres provide critical feeding and loafing habitat for migrating waterfowl, wading birds and shorebirds.

These managed wetlands change with the seasons, along with the wildlife that use them. Watch year-round for wading birds such as great blue herons stalking their prey on the water’s edge. During summer, look for Mississippi kites hunting dragonflies overhead, and kingbirds that fly from their perches to snatch insects in midair. Wet conditions during fall and winter attract dabbling ducks—look for them bottoms-up as they feed on seeds and insects in the shallow water. An assortment of shorebirds migrates through during spring and late summer into fall. They probe the mud with their long bills, looking for insects.

Search for Holland Bottoms WMA under Hotspots on for a complete list of birds that have been seen on the area.

Public fishing is available at Tommy L. Sproles Lake Pickthorne on the west side of the WMA. The lake is popular for bass, crappie and bream. Aside from typical warm water species anglers also have a chance to catch stocked saugeye in the lake. Catfish have been stocked in the lake as well. Stands of timber along the edges of the lake, providing good fish habitat for both bank and boat anglers. Check the current for details.

Hunters pursue deer, waterfowl and small game on the area. Check hunting seasons at and wear hunter orange when appropriate. Check the current for details.

Primitive camping (no water, sewer or electricity) is permitted at three designated campsites. All sites are first-come, first-served.