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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    Get your 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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  • Rotator Photo Gallery


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

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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 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

Theodore Roosevelt Complex

Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Theodore Roosevelt 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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