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

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Face masks are required in all federal buildings and on all federal lands.
  • Maintain 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


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

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    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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Sabine Refuge Closed

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


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


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


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


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.

Learn more about the NWRS