Dahomey National Wildlife Refuge - Observation Tower

Get a birds-eye view of the beautiful Dahomey National Wildlife Refuge in Bolivar County. The observation tower overlooks a field where wildlife may be seen throughout the year and provides great opportunities for photographers of all skill levels. 

The refuge also features a butterfly garden at its headquarters building. The garden provides a wonderful opportunity for viewing a variety of pollinators. The best time to visit the garden is mid-morning and late afternoon. The wildflowers that attract the pollinators bloom throughout the spring and summer, and pollinators can be observed into the early fall.

Additionally, visitors can view wildlife along the 35 miles of hiking trails and roads at the refuge. During the winter months, several species of waterfowl can be seen using the moist soil units along Well Road and Neblett Road. The fishing pier at Happy Hollow Lake offers views of the eight-acre lake. A variety of water snakes, turtles, and wading birds can be seen from the pier in the summer months. A hike down the Herbert Nature Trail leads visitors around the lake to the observation tower.

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Latitude: 33.707915 Longitude: -90.938741 Elevation: 142 ft

Accessibility Notes

Located on the Herbert Nature Trail, located past the Happy Hollow Lake

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets welcome

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