The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in coordination with the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority will close Elmer’s Island and its access road to the public on Monday, October 24 for construction.
The 7-day closure will allow time for road repairs and installation of a parking area at the end of the access road. Vehicular traffic on the access road will resume once repairs are complete.
Elmer’s Island Refuge is located approximately 50 miles south of New Orleans, at the southern end of Jefferson Parish, where the Barataria Estuary meets the Gulf of Mexico. The refuge is bordered by Highway 1 to the north, Caminada Pass and Grand Isle to the east, Lafourche Parish to the west and the Gulf of Mexico to the south.