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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Where is the Wildlife Drive?

    The Pintail Wildlife Drive is located approximately two miles south of the Office/Visitor Center on the east side of LA Highway 27, the Creole Nature Trail All American Road. A refuge map can be found in the refuge general brochure.

  • Do you have any boardwalks or hiking trails?

    There is a half mile boardwalk located on the south side of the Pintail Wildlife Drive adjacent to the parking area. There are not any designated hiking trails on the refuge, but you are welcome to walk along the refuge levees during non-hunting seasons. Parking is available in designated areas. A refuge map can be found in the refuge general brochure.

  • Where can we go fishing?

    Bank Fish Road, located two miles south of the Office/Visitor Center, on the right side of the road. It is open for fishing year round, sunrise to sunset. 

    The refuge's Outfall Canal may be fished March 15-October 15, sunrise to sunset. It is accessible by boat only through the North Canal. The closest boat launch is the Conway LeBleu/Gibbstown Bridge launch (shown here) on the intracoastal waterway.

  • Is the refuge open for hunting?

    Yes. There are dove, alligator, youth & senior lottery waterfowl, and snipe hunting on Cameron Prairie's Gibbstown Unit. A refuge general brochure and hunting permit can be obtained at the Visitor Center.

  • Are there camping areas on the refuge?

    No. However, visitors may check www.visitlakecharles.org for camping within southwest Louisiana.

Page Photo Credits — Alligator eating Gar fish by Jeff Cole
Last Updated: Jun 30, 2016
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