Sherburne Wildlife Management Area (WMA)

Sherburne Wildlife Management Area (WMA) encompasses 40 thousand acres within the Atchafalaya Basin—located in Pointe Coupee, Iberville and St. Martin Parishes as well as St. Landry Parish. The WMA complex is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts with opportunities for hunting, fishing, trapping, hiking, and bird watching. The complex features nature trails, ATV trails, and a boat launch with access to Little Alabama and Big Alabama bayous. A shooting range complex consisting of rifle, handgun, archery and skeet shooting is available for year-round use.

Development and management have improved access, habitat, wildlife populations, and public use on the Sherburne WMA complex. Camping is permitted on two designated camping areas, one of each on the northern and southern portions of the area. The complex is located off of Highway 975, which connects with Highway 190 near Krotz Springs on the north, and I-10 at Whiskey Bay on the south near Arnaudville.

Every summer, the Sherburne Wildlife Management Area offers hands-on activities for children and adults during, Step Outside Day. WMA management offers classes in fishing, archery, rock climbing, and more. Rangers also offer Cajun-style cooking and boat tours on the bayou.