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|Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge|
61389 Hwy. 434
Lacombe, LA 70445
Federal wildlife refuge on 15,000 acres of pine flatwoods and coastal marsh. This diverse habitat is a wonderful example of the natural coastline of Lake Pontchartrain. Home to hundreds of bird species, including the rare red-cockaded woodpecker, bald eagles and wading birds. Start at the visitor center for brochures and maps.
Directions: Exit #74 off 1-12. Hwy 434 Lacombe exit.
Go approximately 2 miles. Look for brown sign and entrance on the right. If you hit Hwy 190, you went too far.