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Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area - Campground Improvements

Implementing Organization

State of Louisiana


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Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA


Project Category

Recreational Use

Project Actions

Engineering and/or Construction

Targeted Resources

Recreational Resources

Project Description

This project will install two jetties and a bulkhead at the campground at the Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area. The two jetties would be located at the far east end of the campground where water flow is the strongest (southerly flow from Wax Lake toward the Gulf of Mexico). The jetties would function as a breakwater and the material used for the jetties defends the riverbank and the bulkhead by training the active channel away from the campground. One jetty (west) would be 85 feet in length and the other jetty (east) would be 120 feet long. The jetties would be parallel, and approximately 50 feet apart from each other. Materials used for the jetties would be determined during final design by the engineer, but would likely either be rock, soils, and gravel or timbers and vinyl, from approved sources. Design was completed in March 2020 and a construction contract was awarded in July 2020. Field construction is anticipated in Spring 2021 after the end of hunting season.


Beth Golden
(225) 342-4708
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