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.
- Owner: U.S. Forest Service
- 604,000 acres
- The U.S. Forest Service manages the following wildlife management preserves as part of Kisatchie National Forest:
- 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.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Areas