Sabine National Wildlife Refuge

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Hackberry, Louisiana

Sabine National Wildlife Refuge Hackberry Reviews

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currently closed from hurricane damage :( Mar 15, 2005
The Sabine Wildlife Refuge protects over 124,000 acres of estuarine habitat, mainly for migratory and wintering waterfowl. This refuge encompasses several fresh water and brackish water marshes between Sabine Lake and Calcasieu Lake (both estuaries). We stopped here hoping to see alligators but the weather was cold and rainy and we didn't see any. We took the wetlands walk and saw several different species of birds including a large flock of roseate spoonbills.

Unfortunately, the refuge is currently closed to the public due to damage from Hurricane Rita in 2005. 32,000 acres of the refuge were damaged and several buildings, including the visitor center, were damaged beyond repair and condemned. Over 1,000 hazardous material containers washed up into the refuge and may contain up to 350,000 gallons of hazardous gas and liquids! Concerns about human safety caused the refuge to be closed to the public until further notice (not likely any time soon)
I'm hiding from alligators in my c…
roseate spoonbills in marsh
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