Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

Nature Trail at Maurepas Swamp WMA Closed, Pearl River WMA Remains Closed Due to Flooding

For Release On:

June 27, 2017

BATON ROUGE: The Nature Trail at Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area (WMA) has been closed due to flooding, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced. LDWF will inspect the trail once the water has receded and make necessary repairs before reopening.
The Pearl River WMA remains closed because of flooding. Once the Pearl River falls below 16.5 feet, the road and bridges will be inspected and any necessary repairs made before it is reopened.
Maurepas Swamp WMA, which consists of 122,098 acres, is located approximately 25 miles west of New Orleans and along the south shore of Lake Maurepas west to near Sorrento. The WMA includes property in Ascension, Livingston, St. John the Baptist, St. James and Tangipahoa parishes. For more information on the WMA, go to: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wma/2791.
Pearl River WMA, which consists of 35,032 acres, is located in St. Tammany Parish, five miles east of Slidell and over to the Louisiana-Mississippi state line. For more information on this WMA, go to http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wma/2789.

For more information on both WMAs, contact Forest Burks at fburks@wlf.la.gov or 985-543-4781.

Original Press Release http://www.wlf.louisiana. gov/news/41286

Republished by LOUISIANA NEWS | www.louisiana.gov