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.


Features

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    Fishing Information Bulletin

    Cameron Prairie, Sabine, and Lacassine NWR's will open for public sport fishing Monday, March 15, 2021 through October 15, 2021.

    See the Information Bulletin Details here . . .

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    Fishing

    Fishing has been the most popular activity since Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge was established!

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    Hunting

    Hunting is one of the many activities at Lacassine. Here is all the information you need to start your hunting adventure!

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    Become a Volunteer!

    If you are passionate about refuges, wildlife, or people, then volunteering may be for you!

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NEWS

Recreation Opportunities Resume at Lacassine

Please see the attached Information Bulletin regarding Laccasine, Sabine and Cameron Prairie refuges.

See the Information Bulletin for details . . .

News Releases

Check here for the most current news releases from the SWLA Refuge Complex.

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American Alligator

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The American alligator is the state reptile of Louisiana and for good reason! Alligator sightings are a common occurrence in warm weather.

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White Ibis

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The white ibis is commonly seen in the shallow marshes of Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge looking for food. Their curved bills make them easily spotted among other wading birds.

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Get Involved

Southwest Louisiana Friends Group

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Friends of SWLA NWR & Wetlands is a non-profit organization of volunteers committed to the support of the Refuge System.

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About the Complex

Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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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