Property DescriptionWild, 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.
From Slidell: Take I-10 west; take Irish Bayou exit #254; turn left onto Highway 11. From New Orleans: Take I-10 east to exit #246A (Chalmette, I-510); go about 2 miles on I-510 to Highway 90 East exit; turn left and go approximately 4 miles. Interpretive kiosks are located on Highway 11 and on Highway 90. The refuge headquarters and visitor center are located in Lacombe, Louisiana, between Mandeville and Slidell. The center is situated at 61389 Highway 434 two miles south of I-12 (Exit 74) and just north of the intersection of Highways 434 and 190. Look for the Big Branch Marsh Refuge sign.