Elmer’s Island, Rockefeller Refuge to reopen on Friday

Both locations were closed temporarily due to effects from Hurricane Harvey

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will reopen most of Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge on Friday, Sept. 1, at sunrise, while all of Elmer’s Island will reopen to the public at 12 noon.

At Rockefeller, which is located in Cameron and Vermilion Parishes, the south end of Price Lake Road will remain closed until flood waters recede and repairs to the road can be made. This closure is just south of the bird observation tower. Visitors are cautioned not to drive through any standing water or the shoulder of the road.

Areas available for public access include the Joseph Harbor Boat Launch and East End Locks Road, both located about three miles east of refuge headquarters. Water control structures throughout the refuge are open but visitors are urged to use extreme caution around these structures as the water current is high.