A True Hidden Gem, The 7,524-Acre J.C. Sonny Gilbert Wildlife Management Area Is Perfect For Louisiana Nature Lovers

The J.C. “Sonny” Gilbert Wildlife Management Area goes by many names. It was formally called the Sicily Island Hills Wildlife Management Area and the Sicily Island Hills State Wildlife Management Area before being renamed to honor J.C. “Sonny” Gilbert. Gilbert was a Louisiana senator that also served on the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission. This WMA is often overlooked as a destination for outdoor adventures, especially for anyone looking for new hiking trails to tackle. The trails here are a true hidden gem, and they lead to some incredible places. Let’s check it out: 

Be sure to check out the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries website before heading over, just to make sure the trails are open. Sometimes a hard rain can close the trails for a day or two.

Address: J.C. "Sonny" Gilbert Wildlife Management Area, Sicily Island, LA 71368, USA

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