Important Information

Southwest Louisiana Visitor Center

While Shell Keys is not open to the public you can still learn about it, as well as the other refuges in the complex, at the Visitor Center located at Cameron Prairie!

Plan Your Visit

A Dynamic Landscape

Shell Keys National Wildlife Refuge is not open to the public due to its constantly changing landscape. Check out our multimedia gallery to see how it has changed through the years.

Shell Keys Photo Gallery
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.

About the Friends

About the Complex

Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Shell Keys National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Read more about the complex
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.

Learn more about the NWRS