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Waddill Wildlife Refuge: An outdoor escape in your own backyard

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The Waddill Wildlife Refuge offers the perfect outdoor getaway without having to leave the Capital area. The 237-acre park along the Comite River offers many outdoor amenities for free and is owned and managed by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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It’s located in East Baton Rouge Parish at 4142 North Flannery Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70814. The facility is open Tuesday through Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Waddill Wildlife Refuge features:

  • Two fishing ponds
  • Nature trails
  • Air rifle range
  • Archery range
  • Swamp habitat
  • Sandbar on the Comite River
  • Picnic facilities
  • An Educational Classroom
  • Restrooms

Those fishing at the park who are over the age of 16 will need to have a valid Louisiana fishing license. More information about fishing licenses is available at https://www.la.wildlifelicense.com

No reservations are required to use the outdoor facilities; however, LDWF officials advise you’ll be sharing the area with other groups.

For information about using the classroom or requesting a wildlife educator a program to a group, fill out a facility request form by clicking here and email it to kallen@wlf.la.gov.

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