From Old Jefferson Highway turn onto Hoo shoo too Rd. and follow east. Turn right onto Kendalwood Rd. and in a 1/2 mile turn right into the park. The park is accessible from the I-10 interstate by getting off at the Highland Rd. exit and taking Highland to Old Jefferson Hwy.

A truly beautiful and ecologically exceptional mature forest, Kendalwood Conservation Area is a site for hard-core birders, botanists, and other naturalists. While not heavily frequented by birders, 69 species have been recorded here. Local breeders include Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Great Egret, Little-blue Heron, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Mississippi Kite, Red-shouldered and Broad-winged Hawks, Acadian and Great-crested Flycatchers, White-eyed, Red-eyed, and Yellow-throated Vireos, along with Prothonotary, Swainson's, Kentucky, Hooded, Northern Parula, and Pine Warblers. 

There are two primitive trails: the 1.2-mile Arrowwood Trail through beautiful mature spruce pine-hardwood flatwoods, and the 1.5-mile Imashaka Trail through mostly bottomland hardwoods. The Imashaka Trail, terminating at Bayou Manchac, features panoramic views from overlooks and benches at the bayou. Trails have directional signage and bridges over wet areas and stream crossings. However, the natural surfaced trails can be wet and muddy seasonally so proper footwear is recommended. 

This site is a designated Louisiana Natural Heritage Registry location. It is also a Satellite Conservation Area which protects and highlights pre-settlement era native habitats. Outside of a designated parking area, a picnic table, and information kiosk, amenities are few. There are no restrooms, and this site is not handicapped accessible. 

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