Oil Well Road on Pearl River WMA Has Been Reopened

Release Date: 03/21/2014

March 21, 2014 – Oil Well Road on Pearl River Wildlife Management Area in southeastern St. Tammany Parish has been reopened.  Responding to requests from the public, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) reviewed the road closure and determined it was not obtaining the benefit sought from the seasonal closure that had been in effect since 2002. 
 
Following completion of temporary road repairs March 20, the gate was opened to allow public use of the road.  WMA users are cautioned to follow speed limits posted on the WMA roads to prevent damage or injury to themselves or other users on the WMA.  Additional repairs are scheduled for Oil Well Road and other roads on the WMA this year once weather conditions allow and LDWF can mobilize equipment necessary to complete planned repairs.  Temporary closures will be enacted during the repair period.
 
For more information, please contact Christian Winslow at 985-543-4777 or cwinslow@wlf.la.gov.