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Lake Ophelia National Wildlife Refuge Park

5 Activites Phone: (318)-253-4238 Email: lakeophelia@fws.gov Distance: 5.72 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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Grand Cote National Wildlife Refuge Park

5 Activites Email: lakeophelia@fws.gov Distance: 13.49 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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Old River Lock National Park

2 Activites Phone: (225)-492-2690 Distance: 21.39 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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Ouachita-Black River - Jonesville Pool National Park

5 Activites Phone: (318)-322-6391 Distance: 21.62 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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Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge Park

7 Activites Phone: (318)-992-5261 Email: catahoula@fws.gov Distance: 25.08 miles

Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge, located in east central Louisiana, 12 miles east of Jena, was established in 1958 as a wintering area for migratory waterfowl. The refuge contains 25,162 acres divided into two units. The 6,671 acre Headquarters Unit borders nine miles of the northeast shore of Catahoula Lake, a 26,000 acre natural wetland renowned for its large concentrations of migratory wat...

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Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge Park

2 Activites Phone: (318)-336-7119 Email: bayoucocodrie@fws.gov Distance: 32.75 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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St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge Park

5 Activites Phone: (601)-442-6696 Email: saintcatherinecreek@fws.gov Distance: 33.80 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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Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: (225)-635-4753 Email: catisland@fws.gov Distance: 40.95 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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Natchez National Historical Park

Rank: 180 2 Activites Phone: (601)-446-5790 Email: natc_superintendant@nps.gov Distance: 42.43 miles

Throughout history, Natchez has always been a place of opportunity and is evident throughout Natchez National Historical Park. From the magnificent antebellum estate of John McMurran, to the downtown home of African American barber and diarist William Johnson, to the French Fort Rosalie, this diverse Mississippi River town has lent itself to opportunity.

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Natchez Trace Parkway - Mississippi

Phone: (800)-305-7417 Email: NATR_interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 43.25 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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Atchafalaya Basin National Park

7 Activites Phone: (337)-585-0853 Distance: 44.00 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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Red River Waterway National Park

6 Activites Phone: (318)-322-6391 Distance: 47.05 miles

Red River Waterway, LA, now known as the J. Bennett Johnston Waterway, contains five locks and dams on the Red River. The project is operated by the Corps of Engineers and the Red River Waterway Commission. There are fishing, boating, picnicking, and bird watching opportunities at the recreation areas. Many recreation areas are still being developed and two visitor centers are planned.

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Kisatchie National Forest Park

14 Activites Email: shantelleslaughter@fs.fed.us Distance: 52.65 miles

There are many recreational activities throughout the Kisatchie National Forest.  Click on the "Find an Area" tab to the right of the screen and select the District you are interested in to see what they have to offer. Fishing and Hunting on the Kisatchie National Forest is in a setting with some of Louisiana's most beautiful landscapes. The regulations for Louisiana Hunting and Fishing are applie...

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Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge Park

4 Activites Phone: (985)-882-2000 Distance: 52.78 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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Kisatchie Hills Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 65.07 miles

The Kisatchie Hills Wilderness now contains a total of 8,679 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Louisiana. In 1980 the Kisatchie Hills Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an a...

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Ouachita-Black River - Columbia Pool National Park

6 Activites Phone: (318)-322-6391 Distance: 68.54 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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Cane River Creole National Historical Park

Rank: 311 2 Activites Phone: (318)-356-8441 Email: nathan_hatfield@nps.gov Distance: 69.54 miles

The Cane River region is home to a unique culture; the Creoles. The nearly three hundred year relationship between the Cane River Creoles and their homeland was shaped by the river. This relationship was tested by flood, drought, war, and numerous other obstacles. Luckily, their resilience and resourcefulness has allowed the Creole culture to endure and thrive.

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Cane River National Heritage Area Park

6 Activites Phone: (318)-356-5555 Email: jcarter@caneriverheritage.org Distance: 77.01 miles

More than 300-years of history are etched into the rural landscape of colonial forts, plantations, churches, cemeteries, and homes that comprise Cane River National Heritage Area. Historically, this region lay at the intersection of the French and Spanish Realms in the New World, with the town of Natchitoches originating as an important 18th century trade center.

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Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge Park

7 Activites Phone: (318)-574-2664 Email: tensasriver@fws.gov Distance: 82.56 miles

The Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge was established through Public Law 96-285 on June 28, 1980 to preserve one of the largest privately owned tracts of bottomland hardwoods remaining in the Mississippi Delta. The bottomland hardwood forest contains a diversity of plant and animal species. Over 400 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish can be found on the refuge. The re...

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J. Bennett Johnston Waterway National Park

3 Activites Phone: (318)-322-6391 Distance: 89.05 miles

The J. Bennett Johnston Waterway, formerly known as the Red River Waterway, LA, contains five locks and dams on the Red River: LD 1 L.C. - Boggs Lock and Dam; LD 2 - J.H. Overton Lock and Dam; LD 3 - Lock and Dam No. 3; LD 4 - Russell B. Long Lock and Dam; and, LD 5 - Joe D. Waggonner Jr. Lock and Dam. The project is operated by the Corps of Engineers and the Red River Waterway Commission. There...

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Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge Park

3 Activites Phone: (318)-387-1114 Email: northlouisianarefuges@fws.gov Distance: 98.03 miles

Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1997 through a unique partnership with the city of Monroe, Louisiana. The 2,000 acre scenic lake is owned by the city and serves as its secondary water source. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has a free ninety-nine year management lease on the lake. The Service purchased 2,200 acres of land surrounding the lake, which expanded the ...

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Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge Park

7 Activites Phone: (337)-774-5923 Email: lacassine@fws.gov Distance: 98.60 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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Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge Park

6 Activites Phone: (337)-828-0092 Email: bayouteche@fws.gov Distance: 99.62 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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D'arbonne National Wildlife Refuge Park

6 Activites Phone: (318)-726-4222 Email: northlouisianarefuges@fws.gov Distance: 100.58 miles

D'Arbonne National Wildlife Refuge, located north of West Monroe, Louisiana, lies on the western edge of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. It was established in 1975 to protect bottomland hardwoods and provide wintering habitat for migratory waterfowl. Additionally the refuge provides habitat for alligators, bald eagles, the little known Rafinesque's big-eared bat and the endangered red-cockaded ...

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Louisiana Wetland Management District National Park

Phone: (318)-726-4400 Email: northlarefuges@fws.gov Distance: 100.58 miles

The Louisiana Wetland Management District (WMD) was established in September 1990 in response to growing U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service responsibilities on lands that were off traditional refuges. These include Farmer's Home Administration (FmHA) and fee title tracts, leases and work on private lands. The WMD encompasses 20 parishes in the northern half of the state. Most of the 37 FmHA easemen...

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