April 26, 2016 – The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has closed Oil Well Road in the Pearl River Wildlife Management Area (WMA) due to flooding. In addition, Boyce Tower Road at Maurepas Swamp WMA remains closed past the bridge also due to flooding.
The nature trail off Old Hwy. 51 at Maurepas Swamp WMA has reopened as has the Swamp Walk at Joyce WMA.
Once the flooding recedes, LDWF will inspect and repair any damage and reopen the closed roads.
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.
The Pearl River WMA, which consists of 35,618 acres, is located approximately six miles east of Slidell and approximately one mile east of Pearl River. For more information on this WMA, go to http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wma/2789
Joyce WMA is a 27,487 acre tract located in southern Tangipahoa Parish five miles south of Hammond, La. For more information on the WMA, go to: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wma/2774.
For more information on these WMAs, contact Forest Burks at firstname.lastname@example.org or 985-543-4781.