Aug. 24, 2016 – The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has reopened the south end of Oil Well Road at Pearl River Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and the Swamp Walk at Joyce WMA. However, Boyce Tower Road on Maurepas Swamp WMA remains closed.
Recent flooding forced the closures. Once the flooding recedes at Maurepas Swamp WMA, LDWF will inspect and repair any damage and reopen the closed areas.
Maurepas Swamp WMA, which consists of 122,098 acres, is located approximately 25 miles west of New Orleans and along the south shore of Lake Maurepas west to near Sorrento. The WMA includes property in Ascension, Livingston, St. John the Baptist, St. James and Tangipahoa parishes. For more information on the WMA, go to http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wma/2791.
Joyce WMA, which consists of 27,487 acres, is located in southern Tangipahoa Parish about five miles south of Hammond in the Pontchartrain Basin. For more information on this WMA, go to http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wma/2774.
Pearl River WMA, which consists of 35,032 acres, is located in St. Tammany Parish, five miles east of Slidell. For more information on this WMA, go to http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wma/2789.
For more information on these WMAs, contact Forest Burks at firstname.lastname@example.org or 985-543-4781.