Due to backwater flooding, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has closed several on Richard K. Yancey Wildlife Management area, including Goose Lake Road, Lac-A-Sostien Road, Ross Road, Catfish Bayou Road, Dobbs Bay Road, Blount Road at the Patton Lake Loop trail and all roads on the east side of the Mississippi River levee.

The Cheney Lakes Year Round ATV trail has also been closed, according to a press release.

Increasing water levels in associated river systems has caused backwater flooding on these thoroughfares. Once the water recedes, LDWF will inspect, repair and reopen the roads when they are safe for travel, the release states.

Richard K. Yancey WMA is located approximately 35 miles south of Ferriday on Highway 15 in lower Concordia Parish. 

For information on this WMA, click here or contact Tony Vidrine at 337-948-0255 or Cody Haynes at 337-948-0255.