Tunica Hills Wildlife Management Area


Old Tunica Road
St. Francisville LA 70775

Terrain of the area is typified 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 bluff lands offer a diverse habitat that supports some species of plants and animals not found elsewhere in Louisiana.

The forest type on the area is classified as upland hardwood, with some loblolly pine and eastern red cedar mixed in on the ridge tops and creek terraces. Hardwoods include American beech; American holly; flowering magnolia; cherrybark, water, and cow oak; hickory; sweetgum; Osage orange; hackberry; eastern hophornbeam; ironwood; yellow poplar; elm; and maple. The understory varies from dense in younger areas of timber to fairly open in older areas. Common understory species are oak leaf hydrangea, two-winged silverbell, trifoliate orange, pawpaw, flowering dogwood, sweetleaf, spicebush, blackberry, and switchcane. At least 20 species of plants classified as rare in Louisiana are found on this area; two of these species have not been found anywhere else in the state.

Tuncia Hills WMA is open to a variety of outdoor recreational activities including: Hunting & trapping, birdwatching, camping hiking, horseback riding, and bike riding.


  • Backpacking
  • Bicycling
  • Birding
  • Natural Wildlife Viewing
Parks & Trails
  • State Park
  • Hiking/Nature Trail