Red River National Wildlife Refuge is made up of several units in the Red River Valley in northwestern Louisiana and provides habitat for waterfowl, wading birds, songbirds, and other native wildlife species.. The Refuge boasts a large Visitor Center, Headquarters Offices and Education Center that opened in January 2012.
Hunting and Fishing Permits and Regulations

You can access current hunting and fishing regulations brochures online.  

See the Hunting Activities Page for the detailed Information. You can pick up a permit at the Visitor Center in Bossier City or from Refuge permit boxes/kiosks.

Visit Us

Red River National Wildlife Refuge provides many different wildlife-based recreational opportunities.  Discover more about the wildlife that calls the refuge home by enjoying the exhibits at the Visitor Center, walk the trails, or participate in hunting and fishing activities.  There are over 5 miles of trails on the Headquarters Unit in Bossier City just minutes from I-20.  

Location and Contact Information

      About Us

      Red River National Wildlife Refuge is made up of four units in the Red River Valley in northwestern Louisiana. Headquarters Unit in Bossier and Caddo Parishes, Bayou Pierre Unit in Desoto and Red River Parishes, Lower Cane Unit in Natchitoches Parish and Spanish Lake Lowlands in Natchitoches Parish.  This area was historically forested with bottomland hardwoods, cypress sloughs and shrub/scrub swamps, providing a variety of habitats for wildlife. 

      What We Do

      Refuge staff focus on providing and managing wildlife habitat along with providing for recreational and education opportunities for the public.  Hunting, fishing, hiking, paddling, and educational programs are all available throughout the year.

      Our Library

      Documents, brochures, photography and other files of interest related to Red River National Wildlife Refuge.