Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge


Length: 0.7 mile loop | 0.5 mile out-and back

Type: Primitive Trail | Packed Dirt

Difficulty: Easy

Usages: Hiking

Location: 30.525949, -91.714185

Map: Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge Map


Agency: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Contact: website | 337-828-0061 |

Directions: Atchafalaya NWR is located in the lower Atchafalaya Basin Floodway System in St. Martin and Iberville Parishes, Louisiana. The Refuge is west of Baton Rouge, and east of Lafayette. It is bounded on the north by U.S. Highway 190, on the south by Interstate 10, on the west by the Atchafalaya River, and on the east by the East Atchafalaya Basin Protection Levee. LA 975 allows entrance to the interior of the Refuge and runs along the western border of the Refuge between Highway 190 and I-10.

From Highway 190, exit south onto LA 975 just east of Krotz Springs.

From I-10, exit 127 at Whiskey Bay and travel north onto LA 975


Animals: Must be on leash

Water: None

Bathroom: Restrooms

Entrance Fee: See “Special Notes” below

Camping: Allowed

Special Notes: Must have a Wild Louisiana Stamp, Hunting License, or Fishing License, which can be purchased here from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

Wear blaze orange during fall hunting season.