Pointe-aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area - Island Road Fishing Piers
State of Louisiana
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)
Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA
Engineering and/or Construction
This project will develop a series of five road-side pullovers/parking areas with adjoining fishing piers to enhance fishing opportunities by creating safe recreational areas along Island Road, on the Pointe-aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area (WMA), the most heavily utilized WMA in the State of Louisiana. Island Road is a small two-lane road connecting Highway 665 to Isle de Jean Charles and is the southernmost boundary of the Ensminger/Songe marsh management unit on the Terrebonne Parish portion of the WMA. Island Road is highly utilized by the public for recreational fishing; however, conditions are currently unsafe due to the narrow road and minimal shoulder. This project will enhance recreational opportunities along Island Road, while greatly improving the safety of recreational users by reducing the hazards created by vehicles parked directly along the road.