WMA & WATERBODY SPOTLIGHT

 

POVERTY POINT
RESERVOIR

SIZE: 2,700 acres

MAXIMUM DEPTH: 25 feet

PUBLIC PIERS AVAILABLE: 2

PUBLIC ACCESS BOAT LAUNCHES AVAILABLE: 2

COMMON FISHING SPECIES: Largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, bream

ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE: The state park has many overnight facilities, trails, rentals, and amenities.

FUN FACT
Poverty Point Reservoir is best known for giant crappie. The current state record black crappie (3.8 lbs) and six of the top 10 white crappie were caught in Poverty Point.

TUNICA HILLS
WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA

ACREAGE: 6,502 acres

LOCATION: Tunica Hills WMA is made up of two separate tracts lying northwest of St. Francisville in West Feliciana Parish. The north tract (2,346 acres) lies immediately adjacent to the Louisiana State Penitentiary. It can be accessed from Farrah Davis Road off Louisiana Highway 66, about 14 miles west of U.S. Highway 61. The south tract (4,156 acres) is most commonly accessed from Parker Road, which is approximately 12.5 miles west on Louisiana Highway 66 from U.S. Highway 61.

OWNER: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

HABITAT TYPES: Upland hardwood with some loblolly pine and eastern red cedar mixed in on the ridge tops and creek terrace.

POPULAR GAME SPECIES: Deer, turkey, squirrel and rabbit. Trapping is permitted for coyote, fox, bobcat, raccoon and opossum.

POPULAR FISHING SPECIES: Bass, bluegill, crappie and catfish. Crawfishing and frogging are also very popular on this area.

YOU MAY SEE: Infrequently, black bear tracks are observed. Numerous snake species are common in the area, including canebrake rattlesnakes and copperheads. Resident and migratory bird species are abundant on the area, including several that are rare elsewhere in the state, such as the worm-eating warbler and the Coopers hawk.

ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE: Tunica Hills WMA features a nature trail and three hiking trails. A tent-only camping area is located off Parker Road on the south tract.

FUN FACT
Tunica Hills WMA lies at the southern end of the Loess Blufflands escarpment that follows the east bank of the Mississippi River south from its confluence with the Ohio River. These blufflands offer a diverse and unique habitat that supports some species of plants and animals not found elsewhere in Louisiana.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

POVERTY POINT RESERVOIR
To book your reservations or for more information contact:
368 Century Link Dr.
Monroe, LA 71203
(318)343-4044
http://www.crt.state.la.us/louisiana-state-parks/parks/poverty-point-reservoir-state-park/

TUNICA HILLS WMA
For more information contact the Hammond field office:
985-543-4777
http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wma/2752

 

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