Features

  • Wildlife & Habitat - Wintering Waterfowl

    Get your 2017-2018 permit online!

    Get your 2017-2018 Annual Use Permit, check out refuge Brochures, and apply for a Lottery Hunt online!

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    Environmental Education/Group Tours

    Get your environmental education here! Programs can be arranged by contacting the refuge headquarters in advance.

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    Photos

    View spectacular photos of wildlife and habitat at the refuge. Be inspired to come and take your own photos !

    Photo Gallery

Trails

Trails for Hiking and More !

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One of the best ways to experience the refuge is to leave your car behind and start walking. Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge has walking opportunities for all ages and abilities, including the Cypress Creek Trail and the Observation Tower Trail. Also, Cocodrie Bayou is designated as a state scenic river.

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Volunteering

Volunteering is Rewarding

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Volunteering Experience: Want to have fun, meet new people, help wildlife? Become a volunteer with the Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge. Volunteers are actively involved in many of the refuge programs. Volunteers put in more than 500 volunteer hours each year to directly benefit the wildlife and habitat of the refuge.

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About the Complex

Lower Mississippi River Refuge Complex

Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Lower Mississippi River Refuge Complex.

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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.

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