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Federal Lands

Several federal agencies manage hundreds of thousands of public lands in Louisiana. Like state-owned public lands, these areas offer prime hunting, fishing, bird-watching, and other recreational opportunities. Note that licenses and permits are required for many activities on federal lands. See individual federal land websites listed below and current regulations for more information.

 

National Forests

Kisatchie National Forest

National Parks/Preserves

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve: Barataria Preserve

  • Owner: National Parks Service
  • 22,200 acres within Jefferson Parish

National Wildlife Refuges

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages 23 national wildlife refuges within Louisiana, covering more than 550,000 acres throughout 29 parishes.

Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge
Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge Red River National Wildlife Refuge
Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge Sabine National Wildlife Refuge
Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge D'Arbonne National Wildlife Refuge Shell Keys National Wildlife Refuge
Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge Delta National Wildlife Refuge Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge
Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge Handy Brake National Wildlife Refuge Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge
Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge  
Breton National Wildlife Refuge Lake Ophelia National Wildlife Refuge  

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Areas