Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge
Wild, just outside the city of New Orleans, Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge is rich in wildlife and recreation opportunities. Thousands of people visit the refuge each year to enjoy hunting, fishing, hiking, paddling, bird watching, nature photography, self-guided tours, and other interpretive and educational programs.
The refuge contains a wide variety of wildlife habitat, including bottomland hardwoods, freshwater and brackish marshes, lagoons, canals, borrow pits, and natural bayous. An important stop over along the Mississippi Flyway, these diverse habitats meet the needs of approximately 340 bird species throughout the year. The American alligator is also a common sight on the refuge.