Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana

#62 of 66 in Wildlife in Louisiana
Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge is located in Cameron and Evangeline Parishes in southwestern Louisiana, was established in 1937 by Executive Order No. 7780 as "a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife." The refuge is nearly 35,000 acres (140 km2) in size, including 653 acres (2.64 km2) leased from the Cameron Parish School Board. The Evangeline Parish unit is called Duralde Prairie and is currently being developed. It is located north of the city of Eunice.
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  • Had a great experience visiting the refuge via vehicle. Wouldn't recommend for small children as we saw a snake near one of the overlooks, which you walk to, and several other places along the road...  more »
  • We were able to see and photograph several alligators and various bird species. The flies were annoying and they bite, but nature has to have some drawbacks. We enjoyed it and would do that again...  more »
  • Although I'm originally from Lake Arthur, Louisiana, I can't say that I've visited this place on any occasions...maybe my reasons are that I see that type of landscape (swamps, marshes, rivers, & etc. constantly on a daily basis; wherefore, for me has become somewhat methodically repetitious in a stagnant sort of way leaving me destitute desiring/longing for better terrain within this vast beautiful country of United States. Overall, I have chosen to give this survey a positive 4 plus rating & would highly recommend this recreational spot to family, friends, locals of their community, or out of state/town strangers seeking a beautiful quiet resting place/atmosphere. I've relocated to deep West Texas quite a few years ago, not really missing out on all that type of landscape scenery.
  • Had fun and caught a reasonable amount of fish...on the negative side: no restrooms available was really frustrating...had teen girls who needed the bathroom..we were thirsty and could not drink for fear that we would need a restroom...also, no trash cans...also more space needs to be opened up so people can bank fish...frustrating fighting for the few good places to bank fish..plenty of place to fish if u have a really needs to be a great place to bring kids to fish...we need more bank fishing area in order to do this...boat people really have the great advantage. We love going to Lacassine..just wish it was more "regular" people friendly.

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