Little River WMA

Resource Management Service, LLC and LDWF
4,164 Acres
Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife & Fisheries, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
5951 Acres
(318) 487-5885
This WMA is located in Grant, LaSalle, and Rapides parishes consisting of 5,951 acres owned by LDWF and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The majority of Little River WMA normally floods seasonally from late Winter through Spring.
The area is primarily bottomland hardwoods. Common tree species include overcup oak, bitter pecan, willow oak. There are also several cypress-tupelo sloughs. Swamp privet, water elm, mayhaw, and overstory regeneration make up the midstory. Understory species growth varies greatly with elevation. The higher areas within the floodplain support green briar, blackberry, and pepper vine as well a variety of annual forbs and grasses. Areas of low elevation have very limited understory growth. The upland sites are forested in pine plantations and stands of mixed pine-hardwoods. A tremendous variety of tree and understory species are found in these areas.  Primary game species on the area are squirrel, wood ducks and turkey. Deer, rabbit and woodcock hunting is also available.  Good fishing is available on the river and within oxbow lakes.
Access to the area is via parish roads connecting to U.S. Highway 165. Primary interior roads are improved and provide all weather access unless flooded. Additional access is provided for ATVs on marked trails.
Two primitive camping areas are maintained on the WMA.  One is accessible year around while the other is subject to closure during high water periods. A concrete boat ramp provides access to the river.
Additional information may be obtained from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, 1995 Shreveport Highway, Pineville, Louisiana 71360. Phone(318)487-5885.