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National Wildlife Refuge

3599 Bayou Black Drive
Houma, LA   70360
E-mail: mandalay@fws.gov
Phone Number: 985-853-1078
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Bald cypress stand with bidens in bloom in foreground on Mandalay NWR
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Boating and fishing are allowed year-round in portions of the refuge. Quality of fishing ranges from poor to fair with largemouth bass and crappie being the most common species fished for. Fishing from shore is allowed on the refuge. Nearby public boat launches allow convenient access to the refuge.

Portions of the refuge are open to hunting of white-tailed deer, feral hogs, and waterfowl each fall. Permits and special regulations apply; please contact refuge headquarters for specific information.

Wildlife Observation
The numerous miles of waterways and canals bisect the fresh water marsh, and a upland oak-cypress-gum ridge and provides an opportunity to view a wide array of both upland and wetland wildlife. Entrance to the refuge is through public boat launches. The Mandalay Refuge Nature trail provides a great place to view song birds. Visitors may also see wood ducks, black-bellied whistling ducks, or wading birds from the marsh overlook at the end of the trail.

Normal hours are 7 am to 4 pm, however, the headquarters may be closed while refuge personnel are working elsewhere. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead if they need assistance.

Entrance Fees

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