A portion of Muddy Bayou Road and Big Ridge Road have been temporarily closed to automobile traffic on the Dewey Wills Wildlife Management Area in LaSalle Parish, effective Dec. 7. These closures are due to damage received from recent floodwaters.

Muddy Bayou Road is closed to automobiles from the intersection of Nolan Bayou Road westward to the Saline Bayou check station. Big Ridge Road is closed to automobiles from the Rocky Trail All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) parking area southward to Muddy Bayou Road.

WMA visitors may continue to utilize ATVs to travel these roadways. These roads will not be reopened until the area dries sufficiently to allow for the entry of equipment and supplies to perform the necessary repairs.

For more information, please contact the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries office in Pineville at 318-487-5885.