Camping: LDWF maintains five primitive camping areas on Richard K. Yancey WMA. There are all-weather access roads as well as a source of potable water at the Shell Road camping area.
Richard K. Yancey WMA lies between the Mississippi and Red rivers, beginning north of Lower Old River. The WMA’s terrain is typically flat to depressed; the only significant changes in relief are elevated roads, levees, and a large manmade sand ridge. Numerous small lakes and bayous are formed by the area’s relatively poor drainage pattern. A large portion of the land is subject to annual spring flooding by the Red and Mississippi rivers.
Timber on the property consists of mixed bottomland hardwoods. The primary overstory species are bitter and sweet pecan, overcup and nuttall oak, bald cypress, honey locust, hackberry, sycamore, and green ash. There are almost pure stands of cottonwood and willow along the manmade sand ridge.
LDWF has planted approximately 265,000 hardwood seedlings on about 800 acres of former agricultural lands and annually maintains abandoned oil well sites and rights-of-way as wildlife openings.
Nice nature feel to the campgroud..its primitive but does offer potable water for cleaning equipment and such..had a great time camping here
Primitive. I would advise anyone wanting to stay inside of a wildlife management area to read up on requirements first. There are a few rules you should make yourself aware of. Check out the website.
The campground is very primitive but very close to really nice fishing. There is hiking trail 1.3 miles down the road from this site (across the river) - but the fishing and hunting are what you are there for. There are no marked sites, but it is obvious where people have set up camp. There is lots of wildlife to encounter so be prepared.