The Sherburne Wildlife Management Area, located about 4.5 kilometers (2.8 miles) southeast of the Port of Krotz Springs, is a joint venture between the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and the US Army Corps of Engineers. Covering about 44 thousand acres, the management area was created to conserve and manage the fish and wildlife within its boundaries. Classified as "bottomland hardwoods," the management area contains swamps, bayous, and overflow lakes that provide opportunities for research, education, and fish- and wildlife-related recreation. Within the complex are ATV trails, campgrounds, boat launches, and a shooting range. A 27-kilometer (17-mile) marked paddling trail allows visitors to take guided tours of the bayou. All weather roads access areas for nature photography, birding, hunting, fishing, trapping, and camping.
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