ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH, LA (WVUE) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has reopened Boyce Tower Road at Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area (WMA). It has also opened Poboy Road and Indian Bayou Road on the Pearl River WMA.
Only Oil Well Road at Pearl River WMA remains closed. It is expected to open later this week as flood waters subside. LDWF will open that road when it has been inspected and deemed safe for travel.
Flooding in March at both WMAs forced closure of those roads.
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 in St. Tammany Parish.
Maurepas Swamp WMA, which consists of 122,098 acres, is located approximately 25 miles west of New Orleans and along the south shore of Lake Maurepas west to near Sorrento. The WMA includes property in Ascension, Livingston, St. John the Baptist, St. James and Tangipahoa parishes.
For more information on both WMAs, contact Forest Burks at 985-543-4781.