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Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge

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You can view the wildlife from your car

We travel to the Prairie often from Texas. The best part is you can travel around the Prairie and... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2017
djbarlow
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Beaumont, Texas
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Another great NWR

I visited here early one morning on the way to New Orleans. The visitors center has some nice... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2017
Jay O
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Sugar Land, Texas
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A major sanctuary for migrating waterfowl, this 24,600-acre refuge offers boating, fishing, scenic drives and nature observation.
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Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

We travel to the Prairie often from Texas. The best part is you can travel around the Prairie and view the wildlife from your car. We've seen birds up close and great for photography. The alligators are easily seen from your car. We thoroughly enjoy...More

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Reviewed June 19, 2017

I visited here early one morning on the way to New Orleans. The visitors center has some nice exhibits and a board walk leading out to an overlook. South of the center is a scenic drive and board walk that is well worth visiting. As...More

Thank Jay O
Reviewed April 13, 2016

Cameron Prairie has the visitor's center for the entire southwest Louisiana refuge complex -- Cameron Prairie, Sabine, Lacassine, Shell Keys. We found the ranger at the VC to be friendly and helpful. From our home in the northeast, my wife and I make national parks...More

1  Thank keigrant
Reviewed November 28, 2015

If you are anywhere close to this refuge it is well worth the visit. Whilst the bird life was limited at the time of year we visited it was wonderfully diverse. But the highlight was the drive around the wider swamp/marsh and the alligators. Some...More

1  Thank duncan s
Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

We stopped at this board walk to stretch out a bit and it was a gem!.. It was a perfect week day with no one else there and we walked quietly and slowly... The wild things came to life! Nine gators very near the boardwalk...More

1  Thank Don H
Reviewed August 15, 2015

A 30 minute drive south off of I-10 near Lake Charles, LA is the Refuge. We arrived at the Refuge just after closing time of the range station, so we took the tour on our own. They call this a "PRAIRIE" but back home we...More

2  Thank wetravel706
Reviewed April 5, 2015

Great way to watch and photograph wildlife from the safety of your vehicle. I've visited 3 different time and had 3 different experiences. All were enjoyable. During the most enjoyable visit, I saw several large alligators with catching and eating a large bird. I also...More

1  Thank Rickoney
Reviewed March 22, 2015

Lots of variety of wading birds, ducks and shorebirds. All within easy viewing distance. Several hawks also observed. A great placer to view alligators too.

1  Thank Tbone2014
Reviewed February 2, 2015

The National Wildlife Refuges are one of the best kept secrets around. They not only preserve the existence of wildlife, they also build infrastructure so that humans can observe and learn about nature. The Pintail Drive is the featured attraction within the Cameron Prairie NWR....More

1  Thank Ocean_Rover_Blue_Wat
Reviewed January 20, 2015

Drove there from Galveston. Long drive and the terrain was a bit bleak. The wildlife refuge was very nice. Helpful visitor center. Lots of birds to see as you drive around. Places to hike, as well as a couple of short boardwalks, with benches, for...More

1  Thank yitz_1
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