South Fork Waterfowl Refuge
Site Directions: There are two access points to this area. Both of which are directly off of Highway 412 and on the south side of Highway 412.
East Parking Lot – Lat. 35.6656 N, Long. -88.9145 W:
West Parking Lot – Lat. 35.6706 N , Long. 88.9443 W
Seasonality: All year except closed to all activities five days before the first opening of the late duck season to Feb. 15. See WMA Regulations for specific closures and openings during hunting seasons.
Site Description: This area consists of 778 acres of predominately seasonal and permanent wetlands. There are some portions of the area that have bottomland forests. The South Fork Forked Deer River runs along the southern boundary, therefore this area is prone to extensive flooding.
Wildlife to Watch: The forest and swamps of the area provide some excellent habitat for woodland birds. Prothonotary Warblers are common breeding birds in summer. A wide variety of waterfowl species can be present during the winter months.