Breton National Wildlife Refuge

Breton National Wildlife Refuge

Address:61389 Hwy 434
Lacomb, LA 70445

Phone:985-882-2000
Fax:985-882-9133
Web: www.fws.gov/breton
Established: 1904.
Location:In the Gulf of Mexico, 20 miles south of Gulfport, Mississippi, and 50 miles east of New Orleans, Louisiana.
Facilities:Primitive campsites, lighthouse.
Activities:Camping (limited), boating, fishing, birdwatching.
Special Features:Refuge is the second oldest in the nation, set aside by President Theodore Roosevelt, and is the only one he ever visited.
Habitats: 13,000 acres include the Chandeleur Islands south to Breton Island, barrier islands with low sandy beach whose size and shape are constantly altered by tropical storms, wind, and tidal action. The area above mean high tide is approximately 6,923 acres.
Access: Accessible only by boat. Nesting colonies are closed to visitors; other areas have unlimited access.
Wild life: Brown pelicans, piping plover, terns, nutria, rabbits and loggerhead turtles.

See other parks in Louisiana.
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WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill is expected to make landfall on two of the most important wildlife areas in the United States, the Delta National Wildlife Refuge, located at the mouth of the Mississippi River and the Breton National Wildlife Refuge, a designated Wilderness first set aside by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1903.