Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge Boat Launch Modifications Progressing, Joseph Harbor Boat Launch to Reopen April 12, 2014

Release Date: 04/09/2014

April 9, 2014 – The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced today an update on the boat launch modifications being made at Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge in Grand Chenier.

  • The Joseph Harbor boat launch off La. Hwy. 82 will reopen on Saturday, April 12 following the completion of modifications that extend each back down ramp at the launch.
  • The East End Locks boat launch, also accessible off La. Hwy. 82, will be closed from April 14 through May 2 for the same ramp modifications made at Joseph Harbor. The closure at the East End Locks will include the boat launch and parking area.

LDWF initiated the modifications to allow the public to launch in low tide conditions.
Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge is located in eastern Cameron and western Vermilion Parishes. Recreational opportunities on the refuge include shrimping, crabbing, fishing and bird-watching.
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