East Cove National Wildlife Refuge

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
East Cove National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of East Cove National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of East Cove National Wildlife Refuge
Map of the United States
Location Cameron Parish, Louisiana
Nearest city Lake Charles, Louisiana
Coordinates 29°50′51″N 93°14′00″W / 29.84750°N 93.23333°W / 29.84750; -93.23333Coordinates: 29°50′51″N 93°14′00″W / 29.84750°N 93.23333°W / 29.84750; -93.23333
Area 14,927 acres (60.41 km2)
Established 1937
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

East Cove National Wildlife Refuge is located south of Lake Charles, Louisiana along the southeast shore of Calcasieu Lake in Cameron Parish. It is accessible only by boat.

Wildlife and habitat[edit]

The habitat is an estuarine marsh in the heart of the Cameron Creole Watershed.

Nineteen miles of lake shore levee and five water control structures are used to control water and salinity levels in this wetland.

Abundant fishery resources such as fish, shrimp, and crabs as well as migratory birds and alligators are found in the area.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document "U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service [1] [2]".