Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge
The Illinois Plant Road, just south of Hayes off La. 14, leads to a 16,000-acre marsh impoundment called the Lacassine Pool, complete with boat launch, parking area, shelters, and handicapped-accessible fishing piers. In addition to duck hunting and fishing, other activities allowed at the refuge are hiking, biking, berry-picking, wildlife observation, boating, crawfishing and deer hunting; however, some restrictions do apply. The refuge is open year-round, 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset.