BOGUE CHITTO NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
26,000 acres. Located north of New Orleans and next to the Louisiana-Mississippi border, this 15-mile-long National Wildlife Refuge is on the floodplain along the Bogue Chitto and West Pearl Rivers. Included here are Bradley Slough and Holmes Bayou.
There are hardwood forests with oak and hickory, elm and sycamore, along with cypress, gum, and ash. White-tailed deer, bobcat, and alligator are among the wildlife.
Activities: Canoeing is available on the refuge’s rivers and waterways, as is fishing. Most of the region is accessible only by boat. There are no foot trails. Hunting is permitted in season.
Camping Regulations: Camping is allowed within 100 feet of most of the rivers, and also in some other parts of the National Wildlife Refuge. No permits or fees are required.
For Further Information: Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge, 1010 Gause Boulevard, Building 936, Slidell, LA 70458.