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Mississippi River Birding Trail - Loop 3

Loop 3 - Bienville Trace Scenic Byway

Site 17: Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge
Address: 3391 Poole Rd., P.O. Box 1772, Ferriday, LA 71334
Access: Daily; Free Limitations: Roadways can become problematic during wet weather
GPS Coordinates: N 31.58033; W 91.60361
Contact: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Refuge Manager, 318-336-7119
Website: www.fws.gov/bayoucocodrie

Site 18: Handy Brake National Wildlife Refuge
Address: 11372 Hwy. 143, Farmerville, LA 71363
Access: Daily; Free GPS Coordinates: N 32.82218; W 91.81625
Contact: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Refuge Manager; 318-726-4400
Website: www.fws.gov/handybrake

Site 19: Bayou Macon Wildlife Management Area
Address: 9400 LA Hwy. 2, Lake Providence, LA 71263
Access: Daily; Free; valid LA hunting or fishing license or Wild LA Stamp is required unless exempt by law
Limitations: Avoid deer hunting season; roadways can be problematic during wet weather
GPS Coordinates: N 32.85832; W 91.36306
Contact: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, WMA Manager, 318-343-4044
Website: www.wlf.state.la.us

Site 20: Lake Providence – Grant’s Canal Park and Lake Overlook
Address: Byerly House Visitor Center, 600 Lake St., Lake Providence, LA 71254
Access: Daily 8am-6pm; Free Limitations: No alcohol, no fishing, no bicycles or other vehicles
GPS Coordinates: N 32.80656; W 91.17469
Contact: Byerly House Community and Visitor Center, 318-559-5125
Website: www.ladelta65.org

Site 21: Poverty Point State Historic Site
Address: 6859 LA Hwy. 577, Pioneer, LA 71266
Access: Daily; Fee
GPS Coordinates: N 32.67811; W 91.40653
Contact: Site Manager, 318-926-5492 or 888-926-5492
Website: www.lastateparks.com

Site 22: Poverty Point Reservoir State Park
Address: 1500 Poverty Point Pkwy., Delhi, LA 71232
Access: Sun-Thu 6am-9pm, Fri, Sat, and days preceding holidays to 10pm; Fee
GPS Coordinates: N 32.50460; W 91.50094
Contact: Park Manager, 318-878-7536 or 800-474-0392
Website: www.lastateparks.com

Site 23: Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge
Address: 2312 Quebec Rd., Tallulah, LA 71282
Access: Daily; Free
Limitations: Roadways can become very problematic during wet weather
GPS Coordinates: N 32.30061; W 91.36288
Contact: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Refuge Manager, 318-574-2664
Website: www.fws.gov/tensasriver/