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Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge is 14,668 acres located between Ferriday and Monterey, Louisiana in Concordia parish.

The refuge headquarters is located approximately 3.5 miles east of Highway 15 on Poole Road outside of Ferriday, LA. It is open to the public; there you would find information/brochures and refuge staff to answer your questions. Headquarters hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More information can be found by calling the office at 318-336-7119.

The Headquarters and Brooks Brake Units can be accessed from Poole Road off of Hwy 15 near Ferriday, LA.

The Hoover Slough Unit can be accessed from Hwy 15.

The Cross Bayou and Wallace Lake Units can be accessed from Boggy Bayou Road off of Hwy 129 between Stacy and Monterey, Louisiana.

We strongly recommend you do not rely on an electronic navigation device to find your way around the refuge. Inaccurate maps and limited reception can lead you astray. 

The refuge is open during daylight hours only, except during hunting seasons. Refer to Refuge regulations for specific hunting details.

Mailing Address: 3391 Poole Road, Vidalia LA 71373
Telephone: (318) 336-7119
Fax: (318) 336-5610

Points of Interest:
We have several miles of hiking trails, two boardwalks with observation decks, a boat launch, and launch retrieval sites for canoes and kayaks. The Cocodrie Bayou river runs through the refuge.


There are two handicap accessible hiking trails which lead to observation decks as indicated on the attached map can be accessed off of Poole Road. The fishing pier located off of Hwy 15 is handicap accessible.



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Know Before You Go:
Bayou Cocodrie NWR does not have public restrooms or lavatories. Visitors need to bring drinking water, insect repellent/bug shields, sunscreen, and EPI pens for allergies.