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Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge Park

6 Activites Phone: (337)-828-0092 Email: bayouteche@fws.gov Distance: 12.56 miles

Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge, established in 2001, is located in St. Mary Parish in southeast Louisiana. The 9,028 acre refuge is composed of wet bottomland hardwood laced with bayous and canals. The primary mission of the refuge is to preserve and manage habitat for the threatened Louisiana black bear. Other objectives are to provide habitat for other fish and wildlife species, environmen...

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Shell Keys National Wildlife Refuge Park

2 Activites Phone: (985)-882-2000 Email: SoutheastLouisiana@fws.gov Distance: 23.40 miles

Established in 1907, Shell Keys National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is one of the oldest refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System. It is also a testimony to the fast eroding shoreline of Louisiana. Its boundary was and still is rather loosely described as "... a small group of unsurveyed islets located in the Gulf of Mexico about three and one half miles south of Marsh Island, LA, and approxim...

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Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge Park

4 Activites Phone: (985)-882-2000 Distance: 52.96 miles

Atchafalaya NWR, about 30 miles west of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and one mile east of Krotz Springs, Louisiana lies just east of the Atchafalaya River. The refuge was established in 1986 to provide for 1) conservation and management of all fish and wildlife within the refuge, 2) to fulfill the international treaty obligations of the United States with respect to fish and wildlife, and 3) to provide...

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Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge Park

4 Activites Phone: (985)-853-1078 Email: mandalay@fws.gov Distance: 58.13 miles

Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1996, is located in Terrebonne Parish in southeast Louisiana. The 4,212 acre refuge is composed of freshwater marsh and cypress-tupelo swamp. The refuge provides excellent habitat for waterfowl, wading birds, and neotropical songbirds. Access is by boat only and foot travel is extremely difficult due to the soft marsh environment. The refuge is ope...

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Atchafalaya Basin National Park

7 Activites Phone: (337)-585-0853 Distance: 61.65 miles

The project encompasses 595,000 acres of the largest contiguous tract of bottomland hardwoods in the United States. The Atchafalaya Basin is a scenic semi-wilderness area of hardwood forests, cypress stands, marshes and bayous. It is one of the last great river swamps left in the nation. The Atchafalaya River and hundreds of miles of bayous bring life to this wilderness area.

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Bonnet Carre Spillway National Park

10 Activites Phone: (985)-764-0126 Distance: 74.88 miles

Over the years, the Bonnet Carre Spillway has developed into an extensively used outdoor recreation area with approximately 250,000 visitors enjoying the spillway each year. These lands and waters provide opportunities for fishing, crawfishing, hunting, dog training, camping and wildlife watching. More specialized activities include retriever dog field trials and model airplane flying competitio...

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Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: (225)-635-4753 Email: catisland@fws.gov Distance: 75.38 miles

Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge was established on October 27, 2000 as the 526th refuge in the National Wildlife Refuge System. It is located near the town of St. Francisville, Louisiana, which is 30 miles north of Baton Rouge. The refuge was established to conserve, restore, and manage native forested wetland habitats for migratory birds, aquatic resources, and endangered and threatened plant...

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Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge Park

7 Activites Phone: (337)-774-5923 Email: lacassine@fws.gov Distance: 77.10 miles

Lacassine NWR, in Cameron and Evangeline Parishes in southwestern Louisiana, was established on 12/30/37 by Executive Order No. 7780 as "a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife." The refuge is nearly 35,000 acres in size, including 653 acres leased from the Cameron Parish School Board. The vegetation types occurring on the refuge are primarily water tolerant gras...

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Lacassine Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 77.69 miles

The Lacassine Wilderness now contains a total of 3,346 acres and is managed by the Fish & Wildlife Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Louisiana. In 1976 the Lacassine Wilderness became part of the now over 110 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age ...

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Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge Park

7 Activites Phone: (337)-598-2216 Email: cameronprairie@fws.gov Distance: 89.72 miles

Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge was established to preserve and protect wintering waterfowl and their habitat. It was the first refuge established under the auspices of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan. The refuge is located approximately 25 miles southeast of Lake Charles, Louisiana, in north central Cameron Parish. It contains 9,621 acres that include fresh marsh, coastal...

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Old River Lock National Park

2 Activites Phone: (225)-492-2690 Distance: 90.18 miles

Louisiana's Old River is a distinctive river with a remarkable history. Fifty miles northwest of Baton Rouge, it connects the Atchafalaya and Mississippi Rivers. It was once a part of the Mississippi and would have long ceased to exist had it not been for man. At one time, the Mississippi attempted to divert most of its flow through Old River and down the Atchafalaya. The Old River Lock was bu...

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Jean Lafitte National Historical Park And Preserve

Rank: 131 4 Activites Email: JELA_interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 95.26 miles

In Jean Lafitte's day, silver and gold filled a pirate's treasure chest, but today's treasures are people, places, and memories. Discover New Orleans' rich cultural mix. Learn Cajun traditions from people who live them. Watch an alligator bask on a bayou's bank. Walk in the footsteps of the men who fought at 1815's Battle of New Orleans. Follow the link to find out about the park's six sites.

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New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park

Rank: 179 2 Activites Phone: (504)-613-4062 Email: JAZZ_Superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 95.26 miles

Only in New Orleans could there be a National Park for jazz! Drop by our French Market visitor center to inquire about musical events around town. In the mood for a world class musical experience? Attend a jazz concert or ranger performance at the new state of the art performance venue in the Old U.S. Mint.

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Grand Cote National Wildlife Refuge Park

5 Activites Email: lakeophelia@fws.gov Distance: 101.28 miles

Grand Cote National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1989 to provide valuable waterfowl habitat in the Mississippi/Red River floodplain as part of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan. The 6,000 acre refuge is located in Avoyelles Parish outside of Marksville, Louisiana. Prior to clearing, this productive bottomland hardwood ecosystem provided ideal habitat for forest wildlife, but the...

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Lake Ophelia National Wildlife Refuge Park

5 Activites Phone: (318)-253-4238 Email: lakeophelia@fws.gov Distance: 105.32 miles

Lake Ophelia NWR (named for the largest water body in the area) was established in 1988 to protect the important Mississippi/Red River floodplain ecosystem. The refuge was once part of a vast bottomland hardwood wilderness. Levees have changed hydrology, but the underlying ridge/Saale topography supports a variety of habitat types. Bottomland hardwood forest, croplands, fallow fields, moist soil u...

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Sabine National Wildlife Refuge Park

7 Activites Phone: (337)-762-3816 Email: sabine@fws.gov Distance: 107.37 miles

Sabine NWR,about 8 miles south of Hackberry, on State Highway 27, was established in 1937 to provide habitat for migratory waterfowl and other birds. The refuge consists of a basin of wetlands located between the Gulf's beach cheniers (oak ridges)and the coastal prairie, which is one of the most productive and fertile areas of North America. It encompasses 124,511 acres of fresh,intermediate...

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Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge Park

7 Activites Phone: (985)-882-2000 Distance: 108.27 miles

Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) was established in October 1994, and is comprised of 15,000 acres of coastal marsh and pine forested wetlands. Of this total, the Conservation Fund has donated over 10,000 acres to the Service from Richard King Mellon Foundation funds. The purpose of the refuge is to protect some of the only Lake Pontchartrain shoreline that exists in its natural s...

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Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge Park

6 Activites Phone: (985)-882-2000 Email: southeastlouisiana@fws.gov Distance: 108.75 miles

Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife was authorized in 1986 and officially established in 1990. The refuge is located within the city limits of New Orleans and encompasses approximately 23, 000 acres. It is the largest urban National Wildlife refuge in the United States. The refuge is one of the last remaining marsh areas adjacent to Lakes Pontchartrain and Borgne. The refuge contains a wide vari...

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Creole Nature Trail National Park

Phone: 180-0456 Distance: 110.40 miles

Known as Louisiana's Outback, the Creole Nature Trail meanders through marshes, prairies, and along the Gulf of Mexico. As you loop through Calcasieu and Cameron parishes in Southwest Louisiana, view alligators and birds up close and in the wild, along with colorful wildflowers and rare cheniers shaped by salty winds.

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St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge Park

5 Activites Phone: (601)-442-6696 Email: saintcatherinecreek@fws.gov Distance: 119.06 miles

St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge was established in January 1990 to preserve, improve and create habitat for waterfowl. Intensive management programs on the refuge provide excellent winter habitat and resting areas for waterfowl in the Lower Mississippi River Valley. Encompassing nearly 26,000 acres, with a potential size of 34,256 acres, the refuge is located in Adams County in s...

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Pearl River - 3 Pools National Park

1 Activites Phone: (504)-886-3141 Distance: 121.88 miles

Pearl River, LA is a series of three locks and dams. The area is primarily for day use with boating, hunting and fishing being popular.

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Ouachita-Black River - Jonesville Pool National Park

5 Activites Phone: (318)-322-6391 Distance: 124.06 miles

Ouachita-Black Rivers System in AR and LA has four locks and dams. There are boat ramps and picnicking facilities on the river. The Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge is located along the river near the AR and LA border.

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Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge Park

5 Activites Phone: (985)-882-2000 Email: boguechitto@fws.gov Distance: 124.75 miles

On June 30, 1980, President Jimmy Carter signed Public Law 96-288 authorizing the 40,000-acre Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Washington and St. Tammany Parishes, LA, and Pearl River County, MS. Since that time, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been acquiring bottomland hardwood habitat in the Pearl River Basin. On December 13, 1989, Congress authorized a boundary expansion...

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Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge Park

2 Activites Phone: (318)-336-7119 Email: bayoucocodrie@fws.gov Distance: 128.45 miles

The Nature Conservancy purchased an 11,255.51-acre core tract from the Fisher Lumber Company, a subsidiary of General Motors Corporation. The Conservancy then sold the land to the USFWS over a span of 5 years. Cocodrie Bayou is designated as a state scenic river. The bottomland hardwoods at Bayou Cocodrie NWR have been noted as some of the last remaining, least disturbed timber in the Missis...

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Natchez Trace Parkway - Mississippi

Phone: (800)-305-7417 Email: NATR_interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 128.54 miles

Filled with sites sharing history with both the early Chickasaw inhabitants and the later Civil War, each mile along this historic route is well worth the drive. History and outdoor adventure await you along the Natchez Trace through the striking expanses of the Homochitto and Tombigbee National Forests in Mississippi.

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