Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge offers fishing opportunities at both the Gibbstown Unit as well as the East Cove Unit.
Hunting is one of the most popular activities at Cameron Prairie. Here is all the information you need to start your hunting adventure!
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Friends of SWLA NWR & Wetlands is a non-profit organization of volunteers committed to the support of the Refuge System.About the Friends
About the Complex
Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge is part of the Southwest Louisiana Complex. Other refuges in this complex include Lacassine, Shell Keys and Sabine National Wildlife Refuge.
Cameron Prairie is managed as part of the Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
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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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Check here for the most current news releases as well as current hunting information from the SWLA Refuge Complex.Learn more
The 3rd Annual Family Fishing Festival at Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge hosted by SW Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge staff, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Education and Inland Fisheries staff, and Friends of the Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex and Wetlands. Over a 100 men, women and children enjoyed fishing the 6.5 acres of ponds at Cameron Prairie this past Saturday, April 8, 2017. A minimum of 74 channel catfish, 64 largemouth bass, and 49 Bluegill were caught throughout the day. The fantastic weather really added to the enjoyment of families spending time together outdoors.Learn more here
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and the Friends of the Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex and Wetlands are working with numerous partners and volunteers to host a free Family Fishing Festival on Saturday, April 8, 2017, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge. Licenses will be required and all fishing regulations will apply.Learn more
Three refuges within the Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Cameron Prairie, Sabine, and Lacassine National Wildlife Refuges (NWR) will open for public sport fishing Wednesday, March 15, 2017 through October 15, 2017. Boat admittance into the refuges is permitted from one hour before legal sunrise to one hour after legal sunset. Fishing and crabbing are permitted from legal sunrise to legal sunset. Only boats with motors of 40 horsepower or less may be used in Lacassine Pool, use of surface drive motors and push poles are encouraged. Call 855-532-9955 for Grand bayou boat bay openings to access Cameron Prairie’s East Cove Unit.Learn more
The Pintail Wildlife Drive, just south of the Visitor Center, is the best place to see wildlife! A variety of different birds can be seen throughout the seasons, while alligators are year-round residents.
Page Photo Credits Northern Pintail by Jacob Mills
Last Updated: Apr 13, 2017