From Covington High School, take Highway 190 west for 0.6 miles and turn right (north) on Penn Mill Road. Follow Penn Mill Road for 1.9 miles where Penn Mill Road will take a slight right and become Horse Branch Road. After 0.2 miles on Horse Branch Road, a parking area for the Wildlife Management area will be on the left (west) side of the road).

This site is one of the most significant longleaf pine savannahs in eastern Louisiana, in part because at least 18 rare plant species have been identified here, along with 173 species of birds.

For Louisiana birders, the shy and elusive Henslow's Sparrow–an uncommon winter resident here–provides the main draw to this site. Henslow's Sparrows inhabit the tall grasses associated with longleaf pine savannah habitats. Fellow winter grassland dwellers include Sedge Wren, Common Yellowthroat, Savannah and Swamp Sparrows, and the equally shy and elusive LeConte's Sparrow.

While searching for wintering sparrows, birders may also expect to see waterfowl in the lake, such as Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Hooded Merganser, and Ruddy Duck. Around the water's edge, look for Eastern Phoebe, Woodcock, Wilson's Snipe, Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher, and Red-headed Woodpecker. Ruby-crowned and Golden-crowned Kinglets, Brown-headed Nuthatch, and Orange-crowned Warbler can be observed in the pines.

There is a nature trail on the south end of the WMA. There is also a bird-dog training area, although no other amenities are available at this site. Because hunting is permitted, birders and other outdoor recreationists are encouraged to take safety precautions during hunting seasons.