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Cat Island
National Wildlife Refuge



St. Francisville, LA   
E-mail: catisland@fws.gov
Phone Number: (601) 442-6696
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/catisland
Visitors to Cat Island NWR can view the National Champion baldcypress tree. The tree has a height of 83 feet, a diameter of 17 feet, and a circumference of 56 feet.
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Environmental Education
Environmental Education: Tours of the refuge are available to groups upon request.

Fishing
Fishing: The refuge is open for fishing throughout the year. Please see the refuge hunting and fishing regulations brochure for complete information. Fishing is permitted throughout the refuge.

Hunting
Hunting: The refuge is open for hunting. Please see the refuge hunting and fishing regulations brochure for complete information. Hunters are required to sign in and out of the refuge and to record their harvest. Two "no hunting zones" are located on the refuge in the vicinity of the Blackfork Trail and Big Cypress Trail.

Click here to download a PDF with hunting regulations.

Wildlife Observation
Wildlife Observation and Photography: There are currently about 4 miles of hiking trails on the refuge. Wildlife watching and photography may be enjoyed while hiking on the refuge. All designated hiking trails are located in "no hunting zones."

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Hours
The refuge is open everyday during daylight hours.

Entrance Fees
No fees are required to use the refuge.

Use Fees
$15 -- (Hunt/Fish Brochure -- http://www.fws.gov/southeast/pubs/cat_hunt.pdf)
 
 
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