Temporary road closure planned on Maurepas Swamp WMA

Access road to Hope Canal boat launch will be closed starting Sunday night, Dec. 14

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is advising boaters that the access road to the Hope Canal boat launch within Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area will be closed beginning at 8 p.m. this Sunday, Dec. 14, for up to two weeks for bridge repairs.

This closure restricts access to the Hope Canal boat launch. Access to the self-clearing check station at the entrance to this road from US 61 will remain open.

Alternative boat launches are available from US 61 at the Reserve Canal and from the St. James Boat Club.

Maurepas Swamp WMA is located about 25 miles west of New Orleans along Lake Maurepas, west to near Sorrento. The WMA includes property in Ascension, Livingston, St. John the Baptist, St. James, and Tangipahoa parishes.

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