Louisiana Recreation Areas

Looking for awesome outdoor recreation areas in Louisiana? View Louisiana parks and recreation areas below, listed in alphabetical order. Each listing has images, full description, map, directions, activities, phone number, and links to campgrounds and hiking trails within the recreation area.

Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana Camping & Hiking

Directions From Opelousas 5 miles east on US 190. Phone (337) 585-0853 Activities BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, HIKING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Louisiana Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Louisiana Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Louisiana Recreation Areas Atchafalaya Basin Website 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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Atchafalaya National Heritage Area, Louisiana Camping & Hiking

Directions There are several visitor locations in the Atchafalaya NHA, please visit www.atchafalaya.org for exact locations and directions. Phone (337) 228-1094 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Louisiana Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Louisiana Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Louisiana Recreation Areas Atchafalaya National Heritage Area Official Website Atchafalaya National Heritage Area Map Our country™s landscape is rich and mysterious. It is filled with twisting bayous, rivers and America™s largest river swamp. We have fields of sugar cane and cotton, ancient live oaks and towering cypress. Alligators, raccoons, and even bears roam our lands while 270 species of birds take to our skies. From our waters come catfish, shrimp, oysters and the crawfish that make us so well known.

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Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana Camping & Hiking

Directions From Baton Rouge, LA, take U.S. Highway 190 west to the Atchafalaya River, then go south on Louisiana Highway 975 to the Sherburne WMA. You may also drive from Baton Rouge or Lafayette, LA by taking Interstate 10 to the Whiskey Bay Bridge. Exit onto Hwy 975 north onto a gravel road about 9 miles. Turn right onto Bayou Manual Road or continue north along the levee for more entrances. After prolonged heavy rainfall, a 4×4 may temporarily be necessary to access the refuge by vehicle. Phone 985-882-2000 Activities BOATING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Louisiana Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Louisiana Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Louisiana Recreation Areas Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge Atchafalaya NWR, about 30 miles west of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and one mile east of

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Bayou Bodcau Reservoir, Louisiana Camping & Hiking

Directions From Shreveport, LA, 20 miles east on I-20, then north on LA 157 to Bellevue, 2 miles north on a county road. Phone (318) 322-6391 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Louisiana Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Louisiana Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Louisiana Recreation Areas Facebook Bayou Bodcau Reservoir Website Bayou Bodcau in LA and AR is a flood-control project with no permanent pool. A major waterfowl management and upland game management area is located here. The cabin of an original settler of the area is available for use by the public in classroom study.

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Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana Camping & Hiking

Directions The refuge headquarters is located approximately 3.5 miles east of Highway 15 on Poole Road outside of Ferriday, LA. Phone 318-336-7119 Activities BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Louisiana Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Louisiana Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Louisiana Recreation Areas Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge covers more than 14,600 acres in east central Louisiana, nestled between Ferriday and Monterey. Named after the bayou meandering through it, the refuge consists of critical habitats within the Lower Mississippi River Valley. 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 Mississippi River Delta.

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Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana Camping & Hiking

Directions From Slidell: Take I-10 west; take Irish Bayou exit #254; turn left onto Highway 11. From New Orleans: Take I-10 east to exit #246A (Chalmette, I-510); go about 2 miles on I-510 to Highway 90 East exit; turn left and go approximately 4 miles. Interpretive kiosks are located on Highway 11 and on Highway 90. The refuge headquarters and visitor center are located in Lacombe, Louisiana, between Mandeville and Slidell. The center is situated at 61389 Highway 434 two miles south of I-12 (Exit 74) and just north of the intersection of Highways 434 and 190. Look for the Big Branch Marsh Refuge sign. Phone 985-882-2000 Activities BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Louisiana Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Louisiana Hiking Trails

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Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana Camping & Hiking

Directions The refuge headquarters and visitor center are located in Lacombe, Louisiana, between Mandeville and Slidell. The center is situated at 61389 Highway 434 two miles south of I-12 (Exit 74) and just north of the intersection of Highways 434 and 190. Look for the Big Branch Marsh Refuge sign. Phone 985-882-2000 Activities BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Louisiana Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Louisiana Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Louisiana Recreation Areas Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge 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

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Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana Camping & Hiking

Directions Bogue Chitto NWR is located about 45 miles north of New Orleans, LA. From the Louisiana Side: To reach the southern tip of the refuge, take I-59 to Pearl River Turnaround Exit 11. Heading east from this exit takes you to a fishing area, turning west will take you toward the Holmes Bayou Trail. NOTE: as of July, 2013, the maintenance of the Holmes Bayou trail will be suspended indefinitely due to lack of funds. The Refuge can also be accessed from Locks 1, 2, & 3 by taking Highway 41 north of Slidell. From the Mississippi Side: To reach the furthermost East side of the Refuge, take I-59 North to Picayune, MS. Take HWY 43 to Walkiah Bluff Water Park or to Dumas Wise Road to access the Refuge. Phone 985-882-2000 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite

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Bonnet Carre Spillway, Louisiana Camping & Hiking

Directions Take Highway 61 to Highway 48 (Apple Street) into Norco. Turn right at River Road and go 1 mile. Phone (985) 764-0126 Activities BIKING, BOATING, FISHING, HIKING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Louisiana Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Louisiana Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Louisiana Recreation Areas Bonnet Carre Spillway Photo Album Bonnet Carre Spillway Website Bonnet Carre Spillway Hunting Map Bonnet Carre Spillway Map 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

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Breton Wilderness, Louisiana Camping & Hiking

Directions The refuge and wilderness areas are located in the Gulf of Mexico and are accessible only by boat. Most visitors depart from either the Mississippi Gulf Coast or Venice, LA. The Refuge Visitor Center is located on a beautiful property in Lacombe, LA on Hwy 434 two miles south of I-12 (Exit 74). The center displays exhibits about all eight refuges managed by the Southeast Louisiana Refuges Complex. Phone 985-882-2000 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Louisiana Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Louisiana Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Louisiana Recreation Areas Breton Wilderness Map Breton Wilderness The Breton Wilderness now contains a total of 5,000 acres and is managed by the Fish & Wildlife Service’s Breton National Wildlife Refuge. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Louisiana. In 1975

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Caddo Lake, Louisiana Camping & Hiking

Phone (318) 949-1804 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Louisiana Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Louisiana Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Louisiana Recreation Areas Facebook Caddo Lake Website Caddo Lake, LA has facilities for bank fishing at the dam, which is operated by the Corps.

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Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana Camping & Hiking

Directions Take exit 36 (highway 397 south) off of Interstate 10 east of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Follow highway 397 south 8 miles. Turn left at the stop sign on highway 14. Follow highway 14 to Holmwood, Louisiana. Where highway 14 turns left continue straight onto highway 27. From this point the refuge headquarters is located 11 miles south on the right hand side. Phone 337-598-2216 Activities AUTO TOURING, BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HUNTING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Louisiana Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Louisiana Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Louisiana Recreation Areas Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge 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

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Cane River Creole National Historical Park, Louisiana Camping & Hiking

Directions To reach Oakland Plantation, take I-49 to Exit 127, Flora/Cypress. Head east on LA Highway 120 toward Cypress. Cross over LA Highway 1 onto LA Highway 494. The parking lot and entrance pavilion for Oakland is 4.5 miles east of Highway 1 on the left. To reach the grounds of Magnolia Plantation, take I-49 to Exit 119, Derry. Head east on LA Highway 119. Cross over LA Highway 1 and proceed for 1.1 miles. The parking area of Magnolia Plantation is on the right just before the road closure. Phone (318) 352-0383 Activities BIKING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Louisiana Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Louisiana Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Louisiana Recreation Areas Cane River Creole National Historical Park Official Website Cane River Creole National Historical Park

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Cane River National Heritage Area, Louisiana Camping & Hiking

Directions Cane River National Heritage Area in northwestern Louisiana is a largely rural, agricultural landscape known for its historic plantations, its distinctive Creole architecture, and its multi-cultural legacy. The central corridor of the heritage area begins just south of Natchitoches, and extends along both sides of Cane River Lake for approximately 35 miles. The heritage area includes Cane River Creole National Historical Park, seven National Historic Landmarks, three State Historic Sites, and other places. Phone (318) 356-5555 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Louisiana Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Louisiana Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Louisiana Recreation Areas Cane River National Heritage Area Official Website Cane River National Heritage Area Map More than 300-years of history are etched into the rural landscape of

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Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana Camping & Hiking

Directions Catahoula NWR headquarters is located approximately 12 miles east of Jena, Louisiana. From the Intersection of LA 28 and US 84, turn west on US 84. Follow US 84 about 1.5 miles and turn west on Catahoula NWR Road. The headquarters is about .5 mile from US 84, located in the second building. Directional signs are found along the route. Phone 318-992-5261 Activities AUTO TOURING, BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Louisiana Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Louisiana Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Louisiana Recreation Areas Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge 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

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Grand Cote National Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana Camping & Hiking

Directions The refuge headquarters is located on Lousisiana Highway 1194, 3.9 miles from the junction of Highway 1194 and Highway 1 in Fifth Ward, Louisiana. Highway 1194 becomes Island Road 0.5 mile from the headquarters. An alternate route to the refuge from Marksville, Louisiana is south on Highway 115 to Little California Road, 3.3 miles to Island Road, the headquarters is 0.5 mile left from the intersection of Little California Road and Island Road. Phone 318-253-4238 Activities BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Louisiana Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Louisiana Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Louisiana Recreation Areas Grand Cote National Wildlife Refuge 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

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Handy Brake National Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana Camping & Hiking

Directions To reach Handy Brake NWR, take U.S. Hwy 165 into Bastrop, Louisiana. East of the courthouse square and after the divided lanes have merged, turn north onto Cooper Lake Road. Travel approximately 6 miles and look for refuge sign on the east side of the road. Phone 318-726-4222 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Louisiana Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Louisiana Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Louisiana Recreation Areas Handy Brake National Wildlife Refuge Handy Brake National Wildlife Refuge is located just north of Bastrop in Morehouse Parish, north central Louisiana. The refuge was established in 1988 with the southeast’s first fee title transfer of a Farmer’s Home Administration tract (466 acres) to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. A free lease of 38 acres from International Paper Company

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Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, Louisiana Camping & Hiking

Directions Jean Lafitte’s headquarters and the park’s French Quarter Visitor Center is located at 419 Decatur St. in New Orleans. There are five other park sites scattered throughout south Louisiana. For information on all of the park sites and visitor centers, see the Directions URL. Phone (504) 589-3882 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, FISHING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Louisiana Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Louisiana Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Louisiana Recreation Areas Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve Official Website Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve Map 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

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Castor Creek Scenic Area

Kisatchie National Forest, Louisiana Camping & Hiking

Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WILDLIFE VIEWING, SWIMMING, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Louisiana Campgrounds BEAVER DAM CAMPGROUND Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Louisiana Hiking Trails Valentine Lake Recreation Complex, Camping/Day Use Castor Creek Scenic Area Related Link(s) More Louisiana Recreation Areas Kisatchie National Forest There are many recreational activities throughout the Kisatchie National Forest. The Forest is divided into five districts: 1) Calcasieu Ranger District, Evangeline Unit is located in Rapides Parish nearest to Alexandria and Pineville, Vernon Unit in Vernon Parish nearest to Leesville; 2) Catahoula Ranger District is located in Grant Parish, nearest to Pollock, Dry Prong, Bentley; 3) Winn RAnger District is located in Winn Parish nearest to Winnfield; 4) Kisatchie Ranger District is located in Natchitoches

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Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana Camping & Hiking

Directions The office/visitor contact center for Lacassine NWR is located at 209 Nature Road, Lake Arthur, LA 70549 and is open weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If traveling west on Interstate 10, take exit 64 (Jennings)and travel south on Highway 26 to Lake Arthur, west on Highway 14 for 7 miles to Highway 3056, then south 4.5 miles. If eastbound on Interstate 10, take exit 54 (Welsh) and travel south on Highway 99 to Highway 14, east on Highway 14 for 3 miles to Highway 3056, then south 4.5 miles to the end of Highway 3056. Lacassine Pool, a 16,000 acre freshwater impoundment and major feature of the refuge, is at the end of Illionis Plant Road, 4.5 mile south of Highway 14. 3 miles east of Hayes. Phone 337-598-2216 Activities AUTO TOURING, BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite

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Lacassine Wilderness, Louisiana Camping & Hiking

Directions Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge is located at 209 Nature Road, at the end of Highway 3056, eleven miles southwest of Lake Arthur, Louisiana off Hwy. 14. The office is open year round, weekdays only, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., excluding federal holidays. Portions of the refuge are open year round from one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset. Please consult refuge brochures or contact the refuge office for more details. Vicinity and refuge maps are available. Check out the exact location of the wilderness using the following Wilderness map. Lat: 29°55’52.24″N Long: 92°52’54.74″W Phone 337-598-2216 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Louisiana Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Louisiana Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Louisiana Recreation Areas Lacassine Wilderness Lacassine Wilderness Map The Lacassine Wilderness now contains a total

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Lake Ophelia National Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana Camping & Hiking

Directions The refuge office is at 401 Island Road just north of Marksville, LA. The office can be reached by taking LA. Hwy. 1194 south from LA. Hwy. 1, to Island Road. The refuge itself is 20 miles northeast of Marksville, LA on LA. Hwy. 452 Phone 318-253-4238 Activities FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Louisiana Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Louisiana Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Louisiana Recreation Areas Lake Ophelia National Wildlife Refuge 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

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Louisiana Wetland Management District, Louisiana Camping & Hiking

Directions There is no public access on the various WMD tracts. The WMD office is located on D’Arbonne NWR, six miles north of West Monroe, Louisiana at the intersection of La. Hwy 143 and Holland’s Bluff Road. Phone 318-726-4400 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Louisiana Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Louisiana Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Louisiana Recreation Areas 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 easements, 10 fee title tracts, and 4 leases are concentrated in northeastern Louisiana.

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Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana Camping & Hiking

Directions The refuge is located 5 miles southwest of Houma, LA. Houma is approximately 60 miles southwest of New Orleans, LA. The refuge is only accessible by boat. The headquaters is located 5 miles West of Houma, LA on LA Highway 182. Phone 985-853-1078 Activities BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Louisiana Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Louisiana Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Louisiana Recreation Areas Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge 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

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New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, Louisiana Camping & Hiking

Directions The park’s main visitor center is in New Orleans’ French Quarter, near the Mississippi River levee on North Peters Street between Dumaine Street and St. Phillip Street. The park also produces educational concerts at the New Orleans Jazz Museum at 400 Esplanade Avenue. Phone (504) 589-4841 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Louisiana Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Louisiana Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Louisiana Recreation Areas New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park Official Website New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park Map Only in New Orleans could there be a National Park for jazz! Drop by our visitor center at 916 North Peters St. to inquire about musical events around town. In the mood for a world class musical experience? Attend a jazz concert or ranger performance at

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Old River Lock, Louisiana Camping & Hiking

Directions Located on LA Highway 15, north of Lettsworth. Phone (225) 492-2690 Activities BOATING, HIKING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Louisiana Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Louisiana Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Louisiana Recreation Areas Old River Lock Website Old River Lock Map Old River Lock Hunting Map 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 built to make the Red River

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Ouachita-Black River – Calion Pool, Louisiana Camping & Hiking

Phone (318) 322-6391 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Louisiana Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Louisiana Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Louisiana Recreation Areas Ouachita-Black River – Calion Pool Website 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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Ouachita-Black River – Columbia Pool, Louisiana Camping & Hiking

Phone (318) 322-6391 Activities BOATING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Louisiana Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Louisiana Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Louisiana Recreation Areas Ouachita-Black River – Columbia Pool Website 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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Ouachita-Black River – Felsenthal Pool, Louisiana Camping & Hiking

Phone (318) 322-6391 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Louisiana Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Louisiana Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Louisiana Recreation Areas Ouachita-Black River – Felsenthal Pool Website Project has three public access points to Ouachita River and Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge with boating, fishing, camping, and day use. Pool extends from H.K. Thatcher Lock & Dam south to the Felsenthal Lock & Dam located 5 mi NE of Huttig, AR on county road.

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Ouachita-Black River – Jonesville Pool, Louisiana Camping & Hiking

Phone (318) 322-6391 Activities BOATING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Louisiana Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Louisiana Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Louisiana Recreation Areas Ouachita-Black River – Jonesville Pool Website 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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Pearl River – 3 Pools, Louisiana Camping & Hiking

Phone (504) 886-3141 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Louisiana Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Louisiana Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Louisiana Recreation Areas Pearl River – 3 Pools Website 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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Poverty Point National Monument, Louisiana Camping & Hiking

Directions By car, from Interstate 20, take the Delhi exit and travel north on LA 17, east on LA 134 and north on LA 577. Phone (318) 926-5492 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Louisiana Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Louisiana Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Louisiana Recreation Areas Poverty Point National Monument Official Website Poverty Point National Monument Map Now a nearly forgotten culture, Poverty Point at its peak 3,000 years ago was part of an enormous trading network that stretched for hundreds of miles across the continent. It was – and is – also an engineering marvel, the product of five million hours of labor. Explore the culture of a highly sophisticated people who left behind one of North America™s most important archeological sites.

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Red River National Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana Camping & Hiking

Directions null Phone 318-726-4222 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Louisiana Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Louisiana Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Louisiana Recreation Areas The Red River National Wildlife Refuge Act was signed into law on October 13, 2001. According to legislation, the refuge shall consist of approximately 50,000 acres of Federal lands and water along that section of the Red River between Colfax, Louisiana and Arkansas state line, a distance of approximately 120 miles. Currently the Service has acquired approximatley 6,000 acres of the proposed 50,000 acres. The four focus areas to purchase land for the refuge are: Lower Cane River (Natchitoches Parish) Spanish Lake Lowlands (Natchitoches Parish) Bayou Pierre Floodplain (Desoto and Red River Parishes) Wardview (Caddo and Bossier Parishes)

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Red River Waterway, Louisiana Camping & Hiking

Phone (318) 322-6391 Activities BOATING, HIKING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Louisiana Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Louisiana Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Louisiana Recreation Areas Red River Waterway Photo Album Red River Waterway Website 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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Sabine National Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana Camping & Hiking

Directions Sabine NWR is located about 22 miles south of Sulphur, Louisiana. Take Exit 20 off of Interstate 10 in Sulphur. Turn south on Highway 27 and proceed south through Hackberry. The Refuge Headquarters/Visitor Center is located approximately 8 miles south of Hackberry on the East side of Highway 27. Phone 337-762-3816 Activities BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Louisiana Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Louisiana Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Louisiana Recreation Areas 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

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Shell Keys National Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana Camping & Hiking

Directions Please call the Southeast Louisiana Refuge Complex for directions at 985-882-2000. Phone 985-882-2000 Activities BOATING, FISHING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Louisiana Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Louisiana Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Louisiana Recreation Areas 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 approximately at latitude 29 degrees 26 minutes north, longitude 91 degrees 51 minutes west from Greenwich…” The boundary of the refuge has been interpreted to be those areas

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Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana Camping & Hiking

Directions Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge is located in three parishes of northeast Louisiana. The visitor center and headquarters are approximately 60 miles east of Monroe, Louisiana, and 35 miles west of Vicksburg, Mississippi. To reach the visitor center and headquarters heading eastbound on I-20: Exit at Waverly (exit 157). Make a left onto Hwy 577. After approximately 1э -2 miles, make a right onto Hwy 80 heading eastbound towards Tallulah. Drive approximately 8 miles and make a right onto Fred Morgan, Sr. Road. Drive the approximately 6 miles of gravel road and 4.5 miles of paved road. The visitor center and headquarters is on the left. To reach the visitor center and headquarters heading westbound on I-20: Exit at Tallulah (exit 171). Make a right onto Hwy 65 and drive approximately 2 miles in Tallulah. Make a left between the court house and Popeye’s onto Hwy 80 (westbound). Drive

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Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana Camping & Hiking

Directions Although Upper Ouachita NWR does not have a visitor center, many points of access are available to the public. Access Finch Bayou Recreation area and the scenic River Road on the west side of the refuge by way of La. Hwy 143. From Haile, Louisiana, turn east on Hooker Hole Road. Drive four miles and turn north onto River Road. Visitors can access the east side of the refuge in Morehouse Parish by way of Bastrop, Louisiana. From U.S. Hwy 165 turn west on Hang Out Road and travel 5 miles. Turn left on Meter Station Road. Go straight into the parking lot. For more access points onto the refuge, refer to a refuge brochure. Refuge headquarters are located on D’Arbonne NWR. Phone 318-726-4400 Activities BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HUNTING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Louisiana Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to

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Wallace Lake, Louisiana Camping & Hiking

Phone (318) 322-6391 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Louisiana Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Louisiana Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Louisiana Recreation Areas Facebook Wallace Lake Website Wallace Lake, LA, which is operated by the Corps, has facilities at the dam for bank fishing.

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