The Thistlethwaite Wildlife Management Area is a peaceful, secluded spot for enjoying the natural wildlife of South Central Louisiana. The nature preserve is a 17-square mile tract offering 11,000 acres of mature bottomland hardwoods utilized for hunting as well as birding and nature walks. To get there, take Interstate-49 North to Exit 27. Travel north on LA 10/LA 182 for 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Plant Road, then go approximately 0.5 miles to the WMA entrance.