Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we encourage you to:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


Features

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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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    Fishing

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

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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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