PawPaw Trail is located on Dahomey National Wildlife Refuge. The trail is open for public use throughout the year during daylight hours only.
Pawpaw Trail is a dead end trail which takes hikers from the parking lot on Highway 446 into a bottomland hardwood forest. The trail ends at Stillwater Bayou, where there is a photography blind. This is a shaded trail, but can become flooded during the late winter and early spring. Bug spray is recommended as mosquitoes can be very prolific during the summer. This hiking trail is within an area closed to hunting.
Please follow these simple Refuge regulations to help protect the Refuge's natural resources and promote safety:
- No alcohol
- No littering
- No camping or fires
- No collecting, removing, or damaging and plants, animals, or historic artifacts
- Hikers must wear a minimum of 500 square inches of hunters orange during the hunting season (October 1 - February 28).