Dec. 12, 2014 – The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is advising outdoorsmen and women that the access road to the Hope Canal boat launch within Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in St. John the Baptist Parish will be temporarily closed beginning at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, due to bridge repair activities.
This closure restricts access to the Hope Canal boat launch. Access to the self-clearing check station at the entrance to this road from US 61 will remain available. Completion of bridge repairs is anticipated within two weeks. Alternative boat launches are available from US 61 at the Reserve Canal and from the St. James Boat Club.
Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is located approximately 25 miles west of New Orleans along 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 or contact Christian Winslow at 985-543-4777 or firstname.lastname@example.org.