LDWF closes Middle River boat launch in Pearl River WMA for renovation work

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has closed the Middle River boat launch on Louisiana Highway 90 in the Pearl River Wildlife Management Area (WMA) for renovation work. The launch will remain closed until further notice.

Construction work is expected to be completed by September 2021.

Improvements will include expanding the one-lane gravel boat ramp to a two-lane concrete boat ramp, new wooden docks installed, the adjacent staging slip dredged, and parking area redeveloped. This project is funded by the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) settlement through the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (LA TIG) in order to restore lost recreational opportunities in Louisiana due to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

The Pearl River WMA, which consists of 35,618 acres, is located approximately six miles east of Slidell and approximately one mile east of Pearl River.

For information on this WMA, go to https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/page/pearl-river.

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