Perhaps the fastest growing activity on national wildlife refuges in the past ten years has been wildlife photography. That’s not surprising – the digital camera population explosion and cell phones with ever-improving picture-taking abilities are increasing the number of nature photographers at a rapid rate. You don’t need to purchase expensive equipment or have any experience to get started. A small camera or basic cell phone will do just fine for most visitors.
There are four photo blinds open to the public along the south trailhead of Magnolia Trail. There is one wheelchair-dependent hunting blind and one mobility-impaired hunting blind that can also be reserved during non-hunting seasons by contacting the Visitor Center at (601) 442-6696.
Photography Hotspots include:
Swamp Lake/Sibley Impoundments — wading birds, waterfowl, alligators, eagles, etc.
Magnolia Trail — songbirds, deer, turkey, small mammals.
Cabin Road Hiking Trail — songbirds, deer, turkey, small mammals, fresh-water springs.