Take the Challenge….
Have you ever wanted to see what it takes to fish like a great blue heron or hop like a frog?
When is a duck not a duck?
What are you seeing when you watch those duck-like birds from the pier?
Preventing the spread of invasive plants on the Refuge is a continual fight...
Refuge Photo Gallery
Check out the great photos of amazing wildlife and habitat to view on the Refuge.
In the last several years there has been a lot of talk about the importance of pollinators and their decline. At Black Bayou Lake we have been working to help pollinators by providing more habitat and educating the public about their importance.Learn more
About the Complex
There are five wildlife refuges in the Complex. The complex headquarters is located on D'Arbonne National Wildlife Refuge.
Black Bayou Lake is managed as part of the North Louisiana Refuges Complex.
Learn more about the complex
About the NWRS
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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Black Bayou Lake
As Kermit said, “It’s not easy being green.” Frog populations have been declining due to habitat loss, disease, invasive species, and pollution.Learn more
Visiting Black Bayou Lake, the blue goose is hard to miss in the form of a metal sculpture between the Visitor Center and the Conservation Learning Center.Learn more
Experiencing wildlife and nature can be an amazing experience! Looking around, seeing wildlife and exploring nature is a fun and exciting way to enjoy the outdoors. Just For Kids
When visitors come to the refuge, one of the main spots of interest is the lake. Whether you just want to take in the sites or take home a fish, the lake is the center of the refuge.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Apr 04, 2017