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Explore Bayou Lacombe Visitor Center

Enjoy the hiking trails that wind through the grounds or explore interactive displays. Free. Open Thursdays-Saturday. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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What's Happening at the Refuge

Young Artists Wanted for Wild Things Youth Art Contest and Exhibition

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Artists ages 5 thru 18 are invited to capture the plants, animals, and landscapes of Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges for the annual Wild Things Youth Art Contest.

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Take a Virtual Hike at Boy Scout Road Interpretive Trail

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Explore the pine savannah and marshes of Big Branch on this two-mile long trail from the interpretive boardwalk at the trailhead to an overlook of Bayou Lacombe.

Take a Virtual Hike at Boy Scout Road Interpretive Trail

Attention Young Artists

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Could your work be on the next Junior Duck Stamp? Support conservation, education, and the arts with a Junior Duck Stamp!

Junior Duck Stamp
Get Your Bird On!

Birding Big Branch Marsh NWR

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From Swallow-tailed Kites and Brown Pelicans to warblers — find out what birds might be sighted and where!

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About the Complex

Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges Complex

Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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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