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Pearl River Boat Ramp Re-Opens After Renovation

Renovation work on the Pearl River Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Middle River boat launch has been completed and the launch reopened, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced.

Work on the ramp converted it from a one-lane gravel ramp to a two-lane concrete ramp. In addition, wooden docks were installed, the adjacent staging slip dredged and parking improved. The project was funded with Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) settlement funds through the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (LA TIG) to restore lost recreational opportunities in Louisiana as a result of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

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.

For information on this WMA, go to or contact Bradley Breland at or 985-543-4777.


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