Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge

Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge

Address:209 Nature Rd
Lake Arthur, LA 70549

Phone:337-774-5923
Web: www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=43610
Established: 1937.
Location:In Cameron Parish in southern Louisiana.
Facilities:Visitor contact station, viewing sites, hiking trails.
Activities:Boating, canoeing, hiking, fishing, hunting, educational programs.
Special Features:Several hundred thousand ducks and geese use the refuge as a wintering habitat while wood ducks, fulvous and black-bellied whisting ducks, and mottled ducks nest here during the breeding season.
Habitats: Nearly 35,000 acres of water tolerant grasses, sedge, shrubs; vegetation in the undeveloped marshes is covered with maidencane and bull tongue. Refuge is dominated by Lacassine Pool, a 16,000-acre impounded freshwater marsh.
Access: Open year round from one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset.
Wild life: Bald eagle, peregrine falcon, ibis, alligator, nutria, Louisiana black bear, black-bellied whisting ducks, pintails, and wood ducks.

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Coast Guard, and Tennessee Valley Authority, Clean Harbors managed more than 150 specialists and carefully removed more than 12,700 hazardous material items and other debris from 32,000 acres of marsh habitat at the Sabine, Cameron Prairie and Lacassine National Wildlife Refuges.
As a result of Clean Harbors' successful efforts, the Service now can redirect personnel and resources to the next phases of hurricane recovery, and come one step closer to restoring the natural habitats of the Sabine, Cameron Prairie and Lacassine national wildlife refuges.