Waddill Outdoor Education Center


Open Tuesday to Saturday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Waddill Wildlife Refuge and Outdoor Education Center is 237 acres of hardwood bottomland that borders the Comite River. It provides teachers of all grade levels an opportunity for their students to explore and experience the natural world. Features and facilities available at Waddill include a classroom, two fishing ponds with fishing piers, picnic pavilion, trails, archery range, restrooms, and a sand bar on the river. Most of facilities are handicap accessible. If you would like to plan and schedule a field trip to Waddill, please fill out a facility request form and email it to kallen@wlf.la.gov. If there is availability, the manager will send a calendar appointment via email. If there is no availability, the manager will request new dates.

WaddillOutdoor Education Center is conveniently located in Baton Rouge on North Flannery Road. It is the perfect place to get away from it all either with family or by yourself. We offer two ponds for fishing (catch & release only), nature trails, a swamp, the Comite River, picnic facilities, and plenty of open spaces. Waddill is a little piece of wilderness in your own back yard.

Anyone who is an educator, formal or informal, will appreciate the educational opportunities at Waddill. Our large, temperature controlled education building provides room for pre and post activities and is equipped with a TV and VCR.

If you wish to use our wildlife educator to present a program to your group or would like to use the education building, we ask that you contact us for reservations by filling out the Facility Request form. No reservations are required to use our outdoor facilities, however, be aware that you may be sharing the area with other groups.

We look forward to working with you in bringing your students a greater appreciation of the environment and their role in it. If you have any questions or would like to make a reservation please contact:

Karla Allen
Waddill Outdoor Education Center
4142 North Flannery Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70814
Phone: 225-274-8192
Email: kallen@wlf.la.gov 



4142 North Flannery
Baton Rouge, LA 70814