Bayou Cocodrie is designated as a state scenic river. The Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge is located 50 miles northeast of Alexandria, 3.5 miles south of Ferriday. the river meanders its way 50 miles south through the national wildlife refuge before entering Red River west of the Mississippi River.
The area is a premier hunting spot for white-tailed deer and gray squirrels as well as other wildlife species. If paddling during deer season wear bright orange. Fishing is best in spring high water. Camping is permitted only in designated primitive camping areas. Wildlife Management office is at the intersection of Highway 15 and 910.
Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge covers more than 14,600 acres in east central Louisiana, nestled between Ferriday and Monterey. Named after the bayou meandering through it, the refuge consists of critical habitats within the Lower Mississippi River Valley. the refuge maintains the management of migratory birds; and fish and wildlife-oriented recreational activities.