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Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge

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Established in 1937 as a haven for wildlife, the Lacassine Wildlife Refuge is stratically located at the southern end of the Mississippi River and Central Flyways. It preserves one of the major wintering grounds for waterfowl in the United States. Peak populations reach over 300,000 ducks and 80,000 geese. Hunting and fishing are permitted at designated times on the 34,878-acre site. In addition to duck hunting and fishing, other activities allowed at the refuge are hiking, biking, berry-picking, wildlife observation, boating, crawfishing and deer hunting: however some restrictions do apply.

Location: 209 Nature Road, Lake Arthur Louisiana 70549 Telephone 337-774-5923

Other Wildlife Viewing nearby:
(Lake Charles) Big Lake Guide Service
(Westlake) BNB Adventures
(Eunice) David Smith Hunting
(Lafayette) Doiron-Plauche Veterinary Hospital
(Ragley) Dry Creek Ranch
(Lafayette) Gloria Switch Road Veterinary Hospital

07/22 Coming to The Lake Arthur area
Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival Breaux Bridge LA May3-5 The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival has become one of the largest gatherings of world famous Cajun, Zydeco and Swamp Pop musicians and plays host to over 30 bands on three stages during the three-day festival.
Le Festival de la Viande Boucanee Ville Platte LA June29-30 This festival, which translates into the "Smoked Meat Festival", has a World Championship Cookoff, culinary demos, Cajun smokehouse in action, and Cajun Heritage exhibitions. Thirty hours of non-stop music are also an attraction of the festival.
Cracklin Festival Port Barre LA November8 This festival is held in November in Port Barre. Four days of fun include family entertainment, Cajun and Country music, food, cooking contests, arts and crafts, and a parade.
Pepper Festival St Martinville LA September14-15 This annual festival, usually taking place on the third Sunday of October, celebrates the pepper industry in Louisiana. Benefits kids, and attractions include Cajun food, bands, and a Poker Run. One day only. Call or write for dates and times.
Best of the Bayou Festival Houma LA September29-30 Taking place in Historic Downtown Houma, the festival features Cajun and French food, music, weddings, crafts, pirogue racing, antiques, and more.