Come visit and explore all the Refuge has to offer! Activities include: hunting, fishing, hiking, birdwatching, photography, paddling, and more. While hunters and fishermen use the whole refuge, most of the other wildlife related recreational activities are concentrated in the Headquarters unit.
Applications to be accepted for Red River National Wildlife Refuge Youth Waterfowl Lottery Hunts.
See the detailed information in the Hunting Activities section.
Directions to the Headquarters Unit
From I-20: Take the Hamilton Road exit (20A) and turn south on Hamilton Road toward the casino. Turn left onto the Arthur Ray Teague Parkway and travel 6 miles south on parkway, the refuge entrance will be on your right.
From southern Bossier Parish: Take Barksdale Blvd/Hwy 71 to the stop light intersection of Sligo Road by Parkway High School. Turn right (west) onto the Arthur Ray Teague Parkway extension (Sligo extension) and drive approximately 2.5 miles to the entrance of Red River Refuge (on the left).
From southern Shreveport: Cross over the Jimmie Davis/70th Street Bridge heading toward Bossier City and immediately take the Arthur Ray Teague Parkway ramp on the right. At the stop sign turn left onto the parkway and drive south approximately 0.7 mile to the refuge entrance (on the right).
Other Facilities in the Complex
Red River NWR is part of the North Louisiana Refuges Complex. The Complex headquarters is located at D'Arbonne National Wildlife Refuge.
Rules and Policies
We welcome visitors but please bear in mind that this is a National Wildlife Refuge and we may have different rules and regulations than national, state and city parks as well as Wildlife Management Areas managed by the state. Hunters and Fishermen need to consult the Public Use Regulations Brochure for specific rules and regulations.