This extension of the normal Dec. 1 through March 1 winter closure of Price Lake Road is necessary due to ongoing repairs on the degraded road. Repairs are being made to improve access and for the public's safety.
All other canals and public access areas on the refuge affected by the winter closure will reopen as scheduled on March 1. Other areas available for public access include the East End Boat Launch/Joseph Harbor Canal and East End Locks Road, both located just over three miles east of the refuge headquarters building, as well as Rollover Landing which features a private boat ramp with launch fee along the refuge's eastern boundary near Pecan Island. All public access at the refuge is open from official sunrise to sunset.
The first available date for public access on Price Lake Road will be at sunrise on Saturday, March 12, 2011.
Rockefeller Refuge includes 76,000 acres in coastal Cameron and Vermilion parishes and is managed by LDWF. Recreational shrimping, crabbing, fishing, and bird-watching are outdoor recreation options available on the refuge.