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.


Features

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New Map for Your Mobile Device!

Click on the QR code to download a geo-referenced map of the refuge with boundaries that is compatible with apps such as Avenza.

Hunting and Fishing Information

Final Hunting and Fishing Package

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released a final hunting and fishing package for Upper Ouachita NWR in Louisiana.

Learn the details here . . .

Public Use Regulations

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Access your Virtual Public Use Regulations and Map here!

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eBird Trail Tracker

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Follow the link below to view recent eBird sightings!

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About the Complex

North Louisiana Refuges Complex

Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the North Louisiana Refuges Complex.

Read more about the complex
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.

Learn more about the NWRS