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Friends of Black Bayou

The Friends of Black Bayou (FoBB) is the volunteer support group for the refuge.  FoBB came into existence in August 1997, shortly after the refuge was established. A core group of dedicated supporters dreamed big and fundraised and coordinated the restoration of the plantation house that serves as the Refuge Visitor Center. Every year they sponsor a Fall Celebration during National Refuge Week with free activities, food, exhibitors, and lots of fun. They sponsor an annual Photo Contest every fall and photos are displayed year round in the Visitor Center. Meetings are held the third Monday of the month at 6:30 PM at the Visitor Center and are open to the public and anyone interested in the refuge. For more information please see their webpage.

Other partners and their website links:

Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries is the state organization that issues boat registration and fishing licenses. They also issue hunting licenses and deer tags. Their area office is located across the lake from the refuge and we work in partnership with them.

Monroe - West Monroe Convention and Visitors Bureau – Their website and Visitor Center provides area information for visitors including accommodations and restaurants. Their event calendar also provides other information about what is going on in the area including here at Black Bayou Lake.

Louisiana Delta Adventures – They are a non-profit group promoting eco-tourism in Northeast Louisiana. Their website provides information for further adventures related to being here in Louisiana.

Louisiana State Parks

Camping is not allowed at the refuge but there are several state parks in the area that do provide camping as well as other opportunities to explore.