Enjoy the sounds of nature in eastern Louisiana.
Conveniently located off of Highway 452, this national wildlife refuge is open from sunrise to sunset. Many birds live in the refuge, including mallard ducks, northern pintails, wood ducks, northern shovelers, and gadwalls. Other wildlife creatures that you may see include black bears and white-tailed deer. Feel free to bring a set of binoculars or cameras to get a closer look at the wildlife while you're here.
Fishing and hunting permits are available online. People can participate in these recreational activities on over 1,000 acres of land within the refuge. People often come in the winter for deer hunts and turkey hunts in the spring. ATVs under 750 pounds are also welcome, as long as they stay on the posted trails. This wildlife refuge has been open since October 2000 and is a secluded area that is ideal for wildlife observation. Explore the beauty of Lake Ophelia the next time you're driving through the southern United States.