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Lacassine Wilderness

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Area Management

The Lacassine Wilderness is part of the 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. This System of lands provides clean air, water, and habitat critical for rare and endangered plants and animals. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities like hiking, backpacking, climbing, kayaking, canoeing, rafting, horse packing, bird watching, stargazing, and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. You play an important role in helping to "secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness" as called for by the Congress of the United States through the Wilderness Act of 1964. Please follow the requirements outlined below and use Leave No Trace techniques when visiting the Lacassine Wilderness to ensure protection of this unique area.

No access is allowed except for waterfowl or deer hunters who must walk, paddle a boat, or push pole a boat into the marshes. All hunting equipment must be removed daily, except for one deer stand with hunter's name, address, and phone number. This temporary stand is only allowed during the six week archery season on the Refuge. Geocaching is prohibited as it is potentially detrimental to marsh habitats.

The only active management is prescribed fire.




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