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  • Louisa Interpretive Center Master Plan

  • Chinkapin Bluff Makeover Preliminary Projects

  • Prescribed Fire Workshop

  • Volunteer Recognition Picnic

  • Running Wild

Odessa Water Trail

The Odessa water trail provides the outdoor canoeing enthusiast with the unique opportunity to enjoy a scenic tour of Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge and Odessa Wildlife Area.  The trail winds through a Mississippi River bottom land habitat with ponds, chutes, timber, marshlands and flowers.  The paddlers will have the opportunity to see ducks and geese, water lily beds, pileated woodpeckers, cardinal flowers, and great blue herons as they explore such places as Horseshoe Bend, Sand Run, Beebe Pond and Yankee Chute.  Get more information on the trail at the Louisa County web page at Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge and Odessa Wildlife Management Area.  Maps are available at Port Louisa and Odessa.



The Reflections of Louisa Resource Area is a project of the Tri-Rivers Conservation Foundation to capture people "reflecting" on their life experiences that tie them to the local natural resources.  Volunteers have interviewed and recorded thirteen people in the last couple of years.    Subjects recorded so far include: geology, duck hunting, caves, horses, 1993 flood, Big Sand Mound, piloting and trees & plants.  A Power Point show is available as a program for classrooms, clubs and organizations.  Contact Mallory Smith at


Naturally Louisa County

Naturally Louisa County is a unique combination of individuals, private groups and government coming together to provide a central point for information about Louisa County natural, cultural, and historical resources.  These partners joined together to help each other present the Louisa County story - Tri-Rivers Conservation Foundation, Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge, Louisa Development Group, Odessa Wildlife Management Area, and Louisa County Conservation Board along with many other cooperators.  You can discover places to fish, hunt, camp, watch wildlife, hike, canoe, historic sites, picnic, and places to stay overnight.