Pearl River Wildlife Management Area Closed Due to Flooding

Published 2:43 pm Monday, March 28, 2022

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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has closed the Pearl River Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in St. Tammany Parish due to flooding. The Pearl River flood gauge reached 16.5 feet today (March 28), which triggered the automatic benchmark closure set by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission.

The gate at the entrance to the WMA on Old Highway 11 is closed and locked.  Included in the closure is the Pearl River-Honey Island Shooting Range, located in the Pearl River WMA. Once the gauge recedes below 16.5 feet, the WMA will reopen to all activities.

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.