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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    Fishing Information Bulletin

    Cameron Prairie, Sabine, and Lacassine NWR's will open for public sport fishing Monday, March 15, 2021 through October 15, 2021.

    See the Information Bulletin Details here . . .

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    Fishing is a very popular activity at Sabine National Wildlife Refuge. Plan your fishing adventure today!

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    Sabine National Wildlife Refuge offers many hunting opportunities, just another way to enjoy your refuge!

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    Become a Volunteer!

    If you are passionate about refuges, wildlife, or people then volunteering may be for you!

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News Releases

Check here for the most current news releases from the SWLA Refuge Complex.

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American Alligator


The American alligator is the state reptile of Louisiana and for good reason! Alligator sightings are a common occurrence in warm weather.

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White Ibis


The White Ibis is commonly seen in the shallow marshes of Sabine looking for food. Their curved bills make them easily spotted among other wading birds.

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Get Involved

Friends of Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges and Wetlands


Friends of SWLA NWR & Wetlands is a non-profit organization of volunteers committed to the support of the Refuge System.

About the Friends

About the Complex

Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Sabine National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge 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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