Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge

61389 Hwy. 434, Lacombe, LA 70445
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Property Description

Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge was formed in 1994. It is comprised of 18,000 acres of pine flatwoods, oak rides and coastal marsh. This diverse habitat is a wonderful example of the natural coastline of Lake Pontchartrain surrounded by fast developing communities.

Visitor center on headquarters property is open Thursdays - Saturdays 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Headquarters building is open Mondays - Fridays 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.


Exit #74 off 1-12. Hwy 434 Lacombe exit. Turn south. Go approximately 2 miles. Look for brown sign and entrance on the right. If you hit Hwy 190, you went too far.