Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge


The main visitor center for the Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex, comprised of Cameron Prairie, Sabine, Lacassine and Shell Keys National Wildlife Refuges, Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters features dynamic multi-media exhibits that interpret the plants, animals and people of area. One characteristic that makes Cameron Prairie special is that it is extremely diverse ecologically. It contains almost 10,000 acres of fresh water marshes and 15,000 acres of brackish and salt marshes. The latter are important nursery grounds for brown and white shrimp, blue crab, and many types of fish. The refuge also contains prairie areas. Over time as wetlands fill in with plant matter and debris they become drier and the plant community changes through a process called plant succession. In a sense a prairie is a marsh grown older.


1428 Highway 27
Cameron, LA 70630


29.97346800, -93.08901300
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