Happy Thursday ! Are you read for a Road Trip – we are spending time at Tunica Hills .
Tunica Hills WMA is composed of two separate tracts. The North Tract (2,346 acres) is immediately adjacent to the Louisiana State Penitentiary. The South Tract (4,156 acres) is off Old Tunica Road, which is part of the scenic Natchez Trace System and has been used for travel since colonial times.
The WMA’s terrain is characterized by rugged hills, bluffs, and ravines. The area lies at the southern end of the “loess blufflands” escarpment that follows the east bank of the Mississippi River south from its confluence with the Ohio River. These blufflands offer a diverse and unique habitat that supports some species of plants and animals not found elsewhere in Louisiana.
Camping at Tunica Hills
Our campground was designed for the nature lover who wants to.experience camping in a pristine, old hardwood forest with deep wooded ravines that you only see in the Tunica Hills area of Louisiana. Located 15 miles northwest of St Francisville,, we are a short 8 mile drive from Clark Creek Natural Area (aka Tunica Falls) and 6 miles from the 4 hiking trails on the Tunica Hills WMA. Our facilities include 20 campsites each having a level tentpad, picnic table & firepit with cooking grate ; half of these sites have electricity. We also have a showerhouse with hot water shower & separate changing room, as well as a pavillion with large charcoal grill, microwave, coffeemaker & sinks for dishwashing. And if ‘roughing it’ isn’t your thing, we have 4 cabin options ranging from a beautiful rustic covered wagon to a fully equipped 2 bedroom cabin that sleeps 6.
You can reserve Campgrounds or Cabins in the Woods:
Our Family Favorite: DELUXE A FRAME CABIN
This cabin is the favorite of couples! It has a bathroom & a kitchenette with coffeemaker, microwave, toaster oven for baking & a hotplate burner, a few pots & pans, cooking utensils & dishes. It has a TV & DVD player inside & chairs & folding table on deck.
Tunica Hills Activities
Tunica Hills a large area of over 5,906 acres and offers an extraordinary refuge for outdoorsy folks who love hiking, sightseeing, bird watching, wildlife viewing, and camping. The area has unique topography of rolling hills and a wide variety of animal inhabitants—some not found anywhere else in Louisiana. During Fall, the vast upland hardwood forests explode in color and are perfect for viewing the changing colors. Stroll on the nature trail with the family or try any of the three different hiking trails to view the scenery. A variety of wildlife calls this area home, including white-tailed deer, squirrel, rabbit, wild turkey, eastern chipmunks and resident and migratory birds, including several rare in Louisiana, such as the worm-eating warbler and the Coopers hawk.