Aug. 23, 2016 – The Waddill Wildlife Refuge and Outdoor Education Center in Baton Rouge has been temporarily closed to the public because of significant flooding that damaged the facility and grounds. Waddill, owned and operated by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), was inundated by the Comite River during the recent historic flood event.
All previously scheduled events and classes have been cancelled until further notice.
LDWF has begun repairing the facility and will announce when it will be reopened.
Waddill is located on 237 acres of hardwood bottomland that borders the Comite River. It provides teachers of all grade levels an opportunity for their students to explore and experience the natural world. Features and facilities available at Waddill include a classroom, two fishing ponds with fishing piers, picnic pavilion, trails, archery range, restrooms, and a sand bar on the river. Most of the facilities are accessible for the physically challenged.
For more information, contact Eric Shanks at 337-491-2575 or firstname.lastname@example.org.