Visitors are welcome on the refuge seven days a week, during daylight hours. The refuge is closed at night. Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge is rich in wildlife and in recreation opportunities. It is a popular place to enjoy fishing, crabbing, hiking, paddling, bird watching, nature photography, youth waterfowl hunting, self-guided tours, and interpretive and educational programs.
Wildlife biologist and author Rachel Carson said to watch for "the sign of the flying goose - the emblem of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Wherever you meet this sign, respect it. It means that the land behind the sign has been dedicated by the American people to preserving, for themselves and their children, as much of our native wildlife as can be retained along with our modern civilization."
Certain regulations are necessary for the protection of wildlife and wildlife habitat, and for the safety of visitors. Observance of these rules will help make the refuge a better place for you and the wildlife you enjoy. Learn more here.
Be safe and have fun!