The wildlife drive at DeSoto Bend is always an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon. There are about 12 miles of roads that go along the Missouri River and DeSoto Lake as well as through woods and grasslands.
The drive should be taken at a leisurely pace. Eagles nest in the refuge from November to March. Statistics say that as many as 120 eagles have been found in the refuge at one time, but the most I saw in one day was about 8.