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    Take your cubs to the Bear Festival!

    Celebrate the Louisiana Black Bear at this event. Kids fun area, food, music, boat tours, exhibits and more!

    Black Bear Festival in Franklin, LA

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    Give Wing to Your Wild Side

    Springtime is a great time to view neotropical migratory birds at the Refuge!

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    Hiking on the Refuge

    Take a walk on the wild side on one of Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge's hiking trails.

Paddling the Refuge

Paddling Bayou Teche

Spanish moss draped cypress trees, the graceful flight of a white egret against the blue sky, the sound of cicadas...this is the backdrop to a paddling adventure on Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge.

Bayou Teche Paddling Trails Map

About the Complex

Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges

The Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges Complex encompasses seven other National Wildlife Refuges in Louisiana.

Bayou Teche is managed as part of the Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges .

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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.

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Let's Go Outside!

Special Events at the Refuges


Get outdoors at one of our fun special events celebrating wild things and wild places. Check out these upcoming events happening on or around the Refuge.

Annual Events
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Apr 06, 2017


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