The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is reopening three wildlife management areas that were closed in advance of Hurricane Isaac's landfall.
Officials say Joyce, Manchac and a portion of Pearl River will reopen Saturday. Due to flood water preventing full site access, only that part of Pearl River WMA south of I-10 will be opened, until further notice.
Additionally, the Swamp Walk on Joyce WMA will remain closed until further notice.
Within Manchac, a portion of the site known as "The Prairie" is designated as a limited access area and internal combustion engines are not allowed from September through January.
LDWF sites that remain closed include Elm Hall (Assumption Parish); Elmer's Island (Jefferson Parish); and Maurepas Swamp (Ascension, Livingston, St. James and St. John the Baptist parishes).