Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge

Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge

Address:10816A Hwy 182 E
Franklin, LA 70538

Phone:337-828-0092
Fax:337-828-0061
Web: www.fws.gov/bayouteche
Established: 2001.
Location:55 miles from Lafayette, Louisiana.
Activities:Fishing, hunting, boating, wildlife observation, educational programs.
Special Features:Bayou Teche is the only NWR with the specific mission of managing bears. This sub-species of the American black bear occupies much of the refuge and can often be seen.
Habitats: 9,028 acres of bottomland hardwoods and cypress-gum forests.
Access: Sunrise to sunset.
Wild life: Louisiana black bear, alligators, wading birds, bald eagles, ducks, white-tailed deer.

See other parks in Louisiana.