Waddill Wildlife Refuge: An outdoor escape in your own backyard

Waddill Wildlife Refuge: An outdoor escape in your own backyard

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - 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.

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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