Grassy Lakes Wildlife Management Area (WMA) South Trail

Total Miles
14.6

Elevation

18.45 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

This trail begins at the north end of the Town of Simmesport, LA, and follows dirt roads and trails along Bayou des Glaises until you make a right turn to start the trail to the southern point of the Grassy Lakes WMA. Along the way, there are 1000's of acres of farmland and historical sites to see, such as the Sarto Old Iron Bridge (L'ancien post de set de Sarto). This trail leads to deep swamp areas with some really good oxbow lake and lake views. It is not uncommon to see a variety of wildlife, such as alligators, during a trail ride.

Photos of Grassy Lakes Wildlife Management Area (WMA) South Trail

Grassy Lakes Wildlife Management Area (WMA) South Trail
Grassy Lakes Wildlife Management Area (WMA) South Trail
Grassy Lakes Wildlife Management Area (WMA) South Trail

Difficulty

The road leading to the trail is gravel, but once you make the turn toward the Grassy Lake WMA the road transitions to a mostly dirt with some clay mixed in some areas. The spurs off the mail trail would be rated at a higher level between a 4-6. Also, depending on weather situations, the dirt roads have the potential to become very slick and develop larger ruts and holes.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Greg Corkern
Sep 24, 2023
4x4
Permanently Closed

Access Description

You will access the trail head and road to begin the route by diving though older residential areas on the north side of the Town of Simmesport. You will follow north Main Street east, until you start the trail head which is a gravel road.

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