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Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge offers a variety of activities for visitors. Thousands of people visit the refuge each year to take advantage of outdoor recreation opportunities such as hunting, wildlife photography and observation, and environmental education.  Visit the Headquarters unit to take a drive around the Duck Lake Wildlife Auto Drive or walk the Headquarters Unit Walking Trail.


Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge offers many different opportunities for outdoor recreation. Whether you enjoy hunting, fishing, or wildlife observation, the refuge offers activities for every age and interest.

Related Documents

Please see the Regulations brochure for a complete map of the Refuge.

Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge Hunting and Fishing Regulations 2023-2024

The Refuge is part of the Central Louisiana Refuges Complex administered out of the Grand Cote NWR headquarters office located at 401 Island Road, Marksville, LA 71351.  This brochure gives the visitor a variety of information of interest.

Other Facilities in the Complex

Catahoula NWR is managed as part of the Central Louisiana Refuges Complex.

Rules and Policies

Below are just a few important rules and regulations for Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge.  Please visit our Regulations brochure for a complete list!

  • The refuge is open during daylight hours only, except during hunting season.
  • Areas within refuge boundaries may be closed to public entry and serve as sanctuary areas. Be aware of signs indicating closed areas. 
  • All hunters must obtain and complete a Daily Visitor Use Reporting Card upon entering the refuge. Before leaving the refuge, users must complete card and deposit it in a drop box at one of the check stations. 
  • Searching for or removing any object of archeological or historical significance, including arrowheads, pottery, etc., as well as any natural materials such as plants, mushrooms, berries, and antler sheds is prohibited.


Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge
210 Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge RoadJonesville,LA71343