Marsh Bayou Wildlife Management Area is a 655 acre tract of land acquired from the Farmers Home Administration. The property is located in Evangeline Parish approximately 3 miles east of Oakdale, La. north of highway 10. Access to the area can only be gained off of Cypress Creek Road 3 miles north of highway 10 at the corner of Parish Road PR 4-20. Parking is limited and there are no roads within the area.
The area is flat and poorly drained and was primarily used as an agricultural rice farm for many years and now is being converted back to forest land. Two hundred acres of the north east corner of the property have been planted with a variety of hardwoods species. Most of the habitat consists of thick wax myrtle and sweet gum thickets with scattered pines and hardwoods. A small bayou cuts the property in half.
The area offers limited rabbit, deer and quail hunting opportunities, due to the small acreage and thick habitat conditions presently found on the area.
Additional information and maps can be obtained from the Lake Charles Office at 1213 North Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, La. 70601 or phone 337/491-2575.