Little River WMA is primarily bottomland hardwoods and often floods from late winter through spring. Common tree species include bitter pecan and overcup and willow oak. There are also several cypress-tupelo sloughs. Swamp privet, water elm, mayhaw, and seedlings of the overstory make up the midstory. Understory species growth varies greatly with elevation. The higher areas within the floodplain support greenbrier, blackberry, and peppervine as well a variety of annual forbs and grasses. Areas of low elevation have very limited understory growth. The upland sites are composed of loblolly pine and stands of mixed pine hardwoods. There is a diversity of tree and understory species in these areas. LDWF manages this WMA with annual prescribed fires to improve wildlife habitat.
Activities and Amenities
Hunting and trapping: Primary game species include squirrel, wood duck, and turkey. There is a youth squirrel season. Deer, rabbit, and woodcock hunting is also available. See regulations for details.
Fishing and boating: A concrete boat ramp provides access to the river. Good fishing is available on the river and within oxbow lakes. See regulations for details.
Camping: There are two primitive camping areas on Little River WMA. One is accessible year-around; the other is subject to closure during high water periods.
Other: Hiking, birding, photography
Grant, LaSalle, Rapides
LDWF, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
You can access Little River WMA via parish roads connecting to U.S. Hwy 165. Improved interior roads provide all-weather access unless the area is flooded. There are marked trails for ATVs.