Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge offers a wide variety of activities for visitors. Thousands of people visit the refuge each year to take advantage of outdoor recreation opportunities such as hunting, wildlife photography and observation, and environmental education. Please use the information throughout this website to plan your visit!
Location and Contact Information
Tensas River NWR conserves one of the largest remaining tracts of bottomland hardwood forest remaining in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. A variety of plant species and over 400 different species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish can be found on the refuge. This includes the state's largest population of the Louisiana black bear which was formerly on the endangered species list.
What We Do
Refuge staff manage and conserve habitat for wildlife while maintaining public access to various wildlife-dependent recreational activities including hunting, fishing, bird-watching, photography, and more.