Hog Island Gully Recreation Area South and Boat Launches to Be Closed For Two Projects
Cameron Parish, Louisiana – The Hog Island Gully Recreation Area South, along with its boat launches, at Sabine National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) will be temporarily closed from July 26, 2023, for an extended period of time. This closure is necessary to facilitate the completion of two projects by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).
The LCA BUDMAT Program, specifically the Calcasieu/Sabine Project, focuses on the beneficial use of dredged material in the Louisiana coastal area.
The Long Point Bayou Marsh Creation Project (CS-85) was developed by the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana (CPRA) and implemented by the US Army Corps of Engineers. This project falls under the Coastal Wetland Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act (CWPPRA).
Due to safety concerns and logistic reasons, the Hog Island Gully Recreation Area South, including the boat launches, will be completely closed. It is expected that the closure will last until February 2024, but any changes to this timeline will be communicated as the project progresses.
The rest of the recreational areas in Sabine National Wildlife Refuge, along with their boat launches, are still accessible for visitors to explore the Refuge’s interior, as well as West Cove and Calcasieu Lake.
The staff at the refuge kindly requests visitors to be patient and adhere to the closures in the area during the project period. Anyone who would like more information about this closure, Sabine NWR, or other Southwest Louisiana NWRs, can call 337-762-3816 or email [email protected].