The refuge features a gravel wildlife drive that takes visitors through the southern half of the refuge. The drive is located on Horsebarn Loop, which starts and ends on Highway 8. This road takes visitors through a variety of habitats. In the summer months, visitors have opportunities to see wood storks and other wading birds, black-bellied whistling ducks, wood ducks with ducklings, white-tailed deer, rabbits, red-eared sliders, soft-shell turtles, and a variety of songbirds. During the winter, visitors may see many resident species like white-tailed deer and rabbits, as well as large numbers of migratory waterfowl. Please note that this road is only open to vehicles from mid-September through May 1. Hiking on the refuge is allowed year-round.
A boardwalk and observation tower are located north of Highway 8, about one mile down Mabus Road. This walk takes visitors through a forested wetland and terminates at an observation tower where hikers can look out over a field of grass and see wildlife such as white-tailed deer. When hiking on the boardwalk, walk quietly and try to see how many wildlife species you can see and hear. Wood ducks, hooded mergansers, herons and egrets, water snakes, and turtles can often be seen in the wetlands surrounding the wooden walkway.