Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge


Length: 1.1 mile loop

Type: Boardwalk | Primitive Trail

Difficulty: Easy

Usages: Walking

Location: 210 Catahoula NWR Road, Jonesville, LA, 71343

Map: Trail Map


Agency: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Contact: website | 318-992-5261 |

Directions: From the Intersection of LA 28 and US 84, turn west on US 84. Follow US 84 about 1.5 miles and turn west on Catahoula NWR Road. The headquarters is about .5 mile from US 84, located in the second building. Directional signs are found along the route.


Animals: Must be on leash

Water: None

Bathroom: None

Entrance Fee: None

Camping: None

Special Notes: Visitors must stop at Sign In/Out Stations and complete a Daily Visitor Use Reporting Card. These must also be completed and deposited in the drop box before leaving the Refuge.

Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge

The Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge contains 25,160 acres, including Catahoula Lake. The Headquarters Unit has a 1.0 mile walking trail that winds through scenic bottomland forests and ends at an observation tower, which overlooks the lakes. Visitors can sometimes see white-tailed deer, feral hogs, or bobcats walking through the Refuge. Fall and Spring bring numerous migratory songbirds and other aviary species.