Attraction Category: Entertainment, National Park, Scenic Hike, and Wildlife RefugeAttraction Tags: Attraction I-10, Attraction I-610, Attraction Interstate 10, Attraction Interstate 610, Attraction Louisiana, Attraction New Orleans Louisiana, Attraction US 90, Attraction US Highway 90, Louisiana Wildlife Preserve, and New Orleans Louisiana Wildlife Preserve
Located just northeast of New Orleans Louisiana, Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge is a marsh and wetland habitat rich in wildlife and recreation opportunities. The Refuge is a popular place to enjoy fishing, hiking, paddling, bird watching, nature photography, youth waterfowl hunting, self-guided tours, and interpretive and educational programs.
Bayou Sauvage’s marshes and waterways provide food and shelter for over 340 species of birds. From pelicans to phalaropes, buntings to buffleheads, there are always birds to see and hear on the Refuge. There are great opportunities for fishing and crabbing on Bayou Sauvage NWR. Freshwater lagoons, bayous and ponds are home to largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish, and crawfish. The marshes along Lakes Pontchartrain and Borgne are estuarine nurseries for fish and crabs. Non-commercial fishing, crabbing, and crawfishing are permitted year round; with some restrictions.
Joe Madere Marsh is one of the best locations on the refuge to look for alligators. The lush marsh grasses not only provide excellent habitat for the alligator population, but are also a haven for migratory birds and waterfowl. A viewing area at the end of the short boardwalk offers an excellent vantage point for wildlife viewing.
A self-guided interpretive trail is located at the Ridge Trail access site. This 3/4 mile loop follows an elevated boardwalk through bottomland hardwood forest and wetland areas. The Joe Madere Marsh site provides interpretive signs along a short boardwalk trail leading to a marsh overlook. Everywhere you look, Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge is a fascinating place to visit!
- More Attraction DetailsAddress: Village De L'Est Area
New Orleans, Louisiana 70129
- Local Points of InterestLocal RV Parks:
French Quarter RV Resort, Jude Travel Park of New Orleans, Three Oaks & a Pine RV Park, Pontchartrain Landing, Pelican RV Park New Orleans, Parc D'orleans Inc RV PARK & CAMPGROUND, Riverboat Travel Park, Mardi Gras RV Park, Big Easy RV ParkLocal Restaurants:
Brennan's, Mother's Restaurant, GW Fins, August, Acme Oyster House, Oceana Grill, Restaurant R'evolution, Luke, Galatoires, Maypop, Felix's Restaurant & Oyster Bar, Mr. B's Bistro, Trenasse, St Charles Noodle, Creole House, The Ruby Slipper Cafe, Deanie's Seafood Restaurant in the French Quarter, Domenica, Gallier's Restaurant & Oyster Bar, Arnaud'sLocal Shopping:
Unique Grocery, Rouses Market, Toulouse House Grocery, V & T Food Store, Canal Place Mall, Rainbow Shops, Shops at Jax Brewery, Bayou Threads Gifts, Dixieland Factory Outlet, City Looks Salon, Studio E Salon, Salon D NOLA, Angel Day-Spa & Nails
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