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    Get your 2015-2016 Annual Use Permit, check out refuge Brochures, and apply for a Lottery Hunt online!

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    Get your environmental education here! Programs can be arranged by contacting the refuge headquarters in advance.

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    View spectacular photos of wildlife and habitat at the refuge. Be inspired to come and take your own photos !

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Volunteering is Rewarding

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Volunteering Experience: Want to have fun, meet new people, help wildlife? Become a volunteer with the Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge. Volunteers are actively involved in many of the refuge programs. Volunteers put in more than 500 volunteer hours each year to directly benefit the wildlife and habitat of the refuge.

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About the Complex

Lower Mississippi River Refuge Complex

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There are three refuges in this complex. The other refuges in the complex are St. Catherine Creek and Cat Island.

Bayou Cocodrie is managed as part of the Lower Mississippi River Refuge Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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Trails for Hiking and More !

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One of the best ways to experience the refuge is to leave your car behind and start walking. Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge has walking opportunities for all ages and abilities, including the Cypress Creek Trail and the Observation Tower Trail. Also, Cocodrie Bayou is designated as a state scenic river.

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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Aug 14, 2015
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