Sabine National Wildlife Refuge


Length: 1.5 mile loop | 1 mile out-and-back

Type: Easy

Difficulty: Paved Sidewalk | Boardwalk | Crushed Shell Path

Usages: Walking

Location: Wetland Walkway – (29.866280, -93.455856)

Blue Goose Trail – (29.890234, -93.400878)

Map: Refuge Map from U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service Brochure


Agency: U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Contactwebsite | 337-598-2216 |


Animals: Must be on leash

Water: Water Fountain

Bathroom: Restrooms

Entrance Fee: None

Camping: None

Special Notes:

Sabine National Wildlife Refuge

Sabine National Wildlife Refuge is a 125,790 acre refuge located on Highway 27, 8-miles south of Hackberry. It features two main trail for visitors to walk on:

  • Wetland Walkway (1.5 miles) – This paved sidewalk and boardwalk offers immersion in a freshwater marsh ecosystem where visitors can see alligators, birds, rabbits, and armadillos. There is also an observation tower that overlooks a grassy marsh, which is ideal for capturing those perfect sunset pictures.
  • Blue Goose Trail (1 mile each-way) – This path next to the refuge office and is made of crushed shells. The path is littered with empty crab shells, thanks to the work of seagulls, wading birds, and waterfowl who eat them. There is an observation tower next to the parking lot that offers views of a brackish/saline marsh.