Bayou Lacombe Visitor Center

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Interactive displays, exhibits, and friendly staff will introduce you to the rich natural heritage of Southeast Louisiana. Meet some of the native wildlife and learn more about the habitats found at eight National Wildlife Refuges in Southeast Louisiana.


DRIVING 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 traffic circle at the junction of Highways 434 and 190. 

 
VISITOR CENTER & GIFT SHOP 

Free Admission. Open Thursday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Phone (985) 882-0093. 

GROUNDS & TRAILS 

Enjoy two miles of walkways and trails that wind through a historic camellia and azalea garden and along scenic Bayou Lacombe. Grounds and trails of the Bayou Lacombe Center are open to the public Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturdays 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

BUTTERFLY GARDEN

Explore plants that add beauty to a garden and support our important pollinators. This interpretive garden maintained by the Master Gardeners is located on the grounds behind the historic Borah house.

JUST FOR KIDS

Check out a Junior Ranger Discovery Pack at the Visitor Center! These packs contain adventure materials that will help you explore the exhibits, trails and bayou at the Visitor Center and grounds

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE HOURS

The administrative complex located at the Bayou Lacombe Center is open Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. The office is closed on weekends and all Federal holidays. For more information, contact refuge staff at (985) 882-2000.