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Contact the Friends of Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge

P. O. Box 242

Franklin, LA 70538


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Refuge Staging Area

1725 Willow Street

Franklin, LA 70538

DIRECTIONS TO THE REFUGE STAGING AREA: The refuge is located at the south edge of Franklin, LA. Franklin is approximately 55 miles from Lafayette, LA and 108 miles from New Orleans, LA. The refuge is accessible by vehicle, boat, and on foot. The refuge staging area is located on the southwestern outskirts of Franklin, Louisiana at 1725 Willow Street.  If traveling from New Orleans on Hwy 90 (Future I-49) exit at the North Franklin Exit (Northwest Blvd.), turn right (northeast), at a 4-way stop take a right (south) onto Chatsworth Road, travel 0.35 miles, at the stop sign continue straight for approximately 1 mile, after crossing a metal swing bridge, turn east (left) onto Willow Street toward Franklin.  The Refuge Staging Area will be located on the right, approximately 1 block down.

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