Change is constant at Bayou Cocodrie NWR. Seasons, life cycles and migrating animals make each visit to the refuge a new experience. There are a multitude of opportunities to interact with wildlife at Bayou Cocodrie NWR. What will your next visit unveil?
Bayou Cocodrie NWR is 14,668 acres located between Ferriday and Monterey, Louisiana, in Concordia Parish.
The Brooks Brake unit can be accessed from Poole Road off of Louisiana Highway 15 near Ferriday, Louisiana.
The Hoover Slough unit can be accessed from Louisiana Highway 15.
The Cross Bayou and Wallace Lake Units can be accessed from Boggy Bayou Road off of Louisiana Highway 129 between Stacy and Monterey, Louisiana.
We strongly recommend you do not rely on an electronic navigation device to find your way around the refuge. Inaccurate maps and limited reception can lead you astray.
The refuge is open during daylight hours only, except during hunting seasons. Refer to refuge regulations for specific hunting details.
Points of Interest:
We have several miles of hiking trails, two boardwalks with observation decks, a boat launch, and launch retrieval sites for canoes and kayaks. The Cocodrie Bayou river runs through the refuge.
There are two handicap accessible hiking trails which lead to observation decks as indicated on the attached map can be accessed off of Poole Road. The fishing pier located off of Hwy 15 is handicap accessible.
During the deer hunting season, there are two stationary hunting blinds available to mobility-impaired permitholders by reservation. Contact the office for details and to make a reservation.
Know before you go:
Bayou Cocodrie NWR does not have public restrooms or lavatories. Visitors need to bring drinking water, insect repellent/bug shields, sunscreen, and EPI pens for allergies.