Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


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    Waterfowl Lottery Hunts and Permits

    Get information you will need to obtain the proper permits and apply for waterfowl lottery hunts on Grand Cote NWR.

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    See something, say something

    Don't forget to be observant. If something looks suspicious contact law enforcement.

    Contact Law Enforcement

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    Refuge Photo Gallery

    Enjoy these great wildlife and habitat photos taken at Grand Cote NWR.

    Photo Gallery

Fun Outdoors !

New Hunt/Fish Opportunities

The New Hunt Program Changes as of August 31, 2020. Grand Cote NWR has made changes to the hunt program in the Final 2020-2021 Station-Specific Hunting and Sport Fishing Regulations process.

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Outdoor Kids Have FUN ! Youth Fishing Rodeo!!

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Click the above link to download the required youth lottery fishing application for the Youth Fishing Rodeo at Grand Cote NWR.

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Bird Watching

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Love to be outdoors and view the amazing bird populations ? Come visit Grand Cote National Wildlife refuge!

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Activities on Grand Cote NWR

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Be sure to check out the variety of activities you can do on the refuge !


About the Complex

Central Louisiana Refuges Complex

Grand Cote National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Central Louisiana Refuges Complex.

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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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