Hope Canal Road and boat launch in Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area (WMA) will be closed on Monday (Oct. 25) for construction associated with the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain hurricane protection levee project, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced.

This closure is anticipated to last approximately six weeks. LDWF encourages all users to exercise caution in this area during the construction process.

Maurepas Swamp WMA consists of 112,615 acres of mostly flooded cypress tupelo swamp in Ascension, Livingston, St. James and St. John the Baptist parishes. For more information on the WMA, go to https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/page/maurepas-swamp.

For more information, contact Bradley Breland at 985-543-4777 or bbreland@wlf.la.gov