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Breton
National Wildlife Refuge


(mailing address)
61389 Hwy. 434
Lacomb, LA   70445
E-mail:
Phone Number: 985-882-2000
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/breton/
Theodore Roosevelt sits on the newly formed refuge, This refuge turns 100 in 2004!
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Environmental Education
Specialized programs are available upon request at the refuge for schools, universities, and professional groups. Projects may be available for interested parties to serve as volunteers and assist with refuge activities.

Fishing
The refuge offers excellent fishing for redfish, speckled trout, flounder, sheephead, and numerous other saltwater species. Many anglers wade fish in the shallow flats around the islands. The nesting seabird colonies are posted as closed areas to the public to avoid any disturbance to them. Boating can be hazardous due to the weather and shallow water conditions, so be cautious and safe while enjoying the refuge.

Hunting
No hunting is allowed on the refuge.

Wildlife Observation
Many different bird species will use the refuge, mainly seabirds, shorebirds, and waterfowl. Leave No Trace is a national educational program to inform visitors about reducing the damage caused by outdoor activities, particularly non-motorized recreation. Leave No Trace principles and practices are based on an abiding respect for the natural world and our fellow wildland visitors. We can act on behalf of the places and wildlife that inspire us by adopting the skills and ethics that enable us to Leave No Trace.

1. Plan ahead and prepare.
2. Travel on durable surfaces.
3. Dispose of waste properly.
4. Leave what you find.
5. Respect wildlife.
6. Be considerate of other visitors.

For more information on Leave No Trace, visit the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics Web site. (http://www.lnt.org)




Hours
Delta/Breton National Wildlife Refuge Office - Open 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

Entrance Fees
None

 
 
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