AAA Editor Notes
Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge is off I-12 exit 74 then s. to 61389 SR 434. On the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, the 18,000-acre refuge consists of beaches, grass beds, swamps, hardwood hammocks and pine ridges. These varied habitats invite a variety of fowl as well as deer, minks, otters, nutrias and raccoons. Visitors may view exhibits and a wildlife demonstration garden at the visitor center.

Fishing, hiking and hunting are permitted.

Recreational activities are permitted. Picnicking is permitted.

Admission
Free.
Hours
Refuge open daily dawn-dusk. Visitor center open Thurs.-Sat. 9-4. Office open Mon.-Fri. 7:30-4. Visitor center and office closed federal holidays. Allow 1 hour minimum.
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