Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge Updated:03/2022

Located in the heart of the “Cajun Coast,” Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge, established in 2001, sits along Bayou Teche, an ancient channel of the Mississippi River. The refuge consists of *seven, non-contiguous management units, ranging in size from 81 to 3,619 acres. The refuge’s primary objective is to support the Louisiana black bear by restoring and managing bottomland hardwood forests, cypress-tupelo swamps, bayous and marshes to ensure high quality, diverse habitat.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
1725 Willow Street
Franklin, LA  70538
Phone: (337) 828-0061

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  • Saint Mary Parish, Louisiana