D'Arbonne National Wildlife Refuge

D'Arbonne National Wildlife Refuge

Address:11372 Hwy 143
Farmerville, LA 71363

Phone:318-726-4400
Fax:318-726-4667
Web: darbonne.fws.gov
Established: 1975.
Location:Northeastern Louisiana, 6 miles north of West Monroe.
Facilities:Visitor contact station, viewing sites, hiking trails, boat ramps, observation tower.
Activities:Boating, canoeing, fishing, hunting, educational programs.
Special Features:D'Arbonne NWR has the national record mayhaw tree, a wetland species with fruit that makes delicious jelly.
Habitats: 17,419 acres of bottomland hardwood and pine and upland hardwood forests, moist soil and permanent water.
Access: Year round, although about 75 percent of the refuge is subject to annual flooding from December through May.
Wild life: Waterfowl, wading birds, shorebirds, red-cockaded woodpecker, neotropical songbirds, alligator, and white-tailed deer.

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