Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge

Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge

Address:61389 Hwy 434
Lacombe, LA 70445

Phone:985-882-2000
Fax:985-882-9133
Web: www.fws.gov/bigbranchmarsh
Established: 1994.
Location:15 miles north of New Orleans, on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain.
Facilities:Visitor center, viewing sites, trails, boat ramp.
Activities:Boating, canoeing, fishing, hiking, bicycling, hunting, wildlife watching, educational programs, interpretive tours.
Special Features:The marshes provide spawning and nursery habitat for a number of fresh and saltwater species, including shrimp, crabs, redfish, trout, bass and catfish.
Habitats: 17,094 acres of pine flatwoods, oak rides, and coastal marsh of the shoreline of Lake Pontchatrain.
Access: Daylight hours year round.
Wild life: Turkey, deer, squirrels, red-cockaded woodpecker, bald eagle and osprey.

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