Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
During the current public health emergency, whenever possible, outdoor recreation sites at national wildlife refuges will remain open to the public. For now, refuge visitor centers and other public facilities may be closed and most scheduled events have been postponed.

For local conditions review the information on this website and call ahead.

If visiting one of our location, please ensure public health and safety by following guidance from the CDC and state and local public health authorities. You can do this by maintaining social distancing, avoiding overcrowding and excercising good hygiene. For more information: FWS Coronavirus Response page.

Features

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    Hunting

    Sabine National Wildlife Refuge offers many hunting opportunities, just another way to enjoy your refuge!

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    Fishing

    Fishing is a very popular activity at Sabine National Wildlife Refuge. Plan your fishing adventure today!

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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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Featured Wildlife

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 Sabine looking for food. Their curved bills make them easily spotted among other wading birds.

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Get Involved

Friends of Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges and Wetlands

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

About the Friends

About the Complex

Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Sabine 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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