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Environmental Education/Group Tours
Get your environmental education here! Programs can be
arranged by contacting the refuge
headquarters in advance.
View spectacular photos of wildlife and habitat at the refuge. Be inspired to come and take your own photos !
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.Learn more
About the Complex
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.
Learn more about the complex
About the NWRS
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.
Learn more about the NWRS
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.Learn More
Bayou Cocodrie NWR provides a corridor for the Louisiana Black Bear between Tensas River NWR and Red River Wildlife Management Area.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Apr 23, 2015