Tunica Hills Wildlife Management Area
The terrain in this almost 6,000-acre wildlife management area consists of rugged hills, bluffs and ravines. The area – northwest of St. Francisville – lies at the southern end of the Loess Blufflands escarpment that follows the east bank of the Mississippi River from its confluence with the Ohio River. These lands offer a diverse habitat that supports some species of plants and animals not found elsewhere in Louisiana. Three separate trails, each an out-and-back of about two miles in length (four miles total, each) branch off the main gravel road. Thick stands of upland hardwoods and steep hills create a very dense environment in parts of the area. Banks 40 feet high in some place can make you feel that you’re biking through a tunnel. Listen for the calls of exotic-sounding birds echoing through the silence. This area is open to a variety of outdoor recreational activities including hunting, trapping, bird watching, hiking and horseback riding. See Tunica Hills Wildlife Management Area or call the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries at 225-765-2360.