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Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge

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480 Richland Place Dr, Monroe, LA 71203-8868
+1 318-387-1114
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Walked the Trails for over an Hour

I stopped here in April. Went to the visitors center and got a map of the trails and spoke to the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
OnTheRoadAgain1056
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Trail walk

Bridge not repaired yet.😥but it still has a nice trail, Small education center, gift shop,... One... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kiley45
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Rockledge, Florida
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480 Richland Place Dr, Monroe, LA 71203-8868
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I stopped here in April. Went to the visitors center and got a map of the trails and spoke to the guy working there. Said there were three different types of poisonous snakes in the area and if you see a snake on the trail...More

Thank OnTheRoadAgain1056
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bridge not repaired yet.😥but it still has a nice trail, Small education center, gift shop,... One area had lots of spider webs. Some birding viewing areas are there.

Thank kiley45
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Less than 8 miles north of I-20, this National Wildlife Refuge is a hidden little gem well worth a stop. With numerous trails, both long and short, you can take as much or as little time as you have to enjoy the wildlife and peaceful...More

Thank Coquina_Q
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Love this place! Peaceful, serene setting and nice place to take a walk or meditate. The birds serenade you with their songs!

1  Thank amanda h
Reviewed May 3, 2017

Black Bayou is a beautiful place to spend the day fishing or just walking the boardwalk through the woods. You can see all kinds of wildlife and may even spot a gator or two. It's a great place to take guests from "out of town"...More

Thank debkay68
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

I have been several times on their full moon walks out to the bayou observation deck. Smart to take comfy shoes , camera and bug spray.

Thank Cindyingramphotos
Reviewed April 23, 2017

Locals frequent the NWR for its walking paths and photo ops of great views, birds, fish, insects, and a rare alligator or two (from a distance, fortunately!). This beautiful park-like setting, in a preserved wetland beside a popular fishing lake, has set apart and made...More

Thank S B J
Reviewed March 15, 2017

Black Bayou offers a full spectrum to nature observers. In addition to a safe, well-designed wooden decking trail, it is equally equipped with signage and descriptions of the fauna and flora of north Louisiana. The refuge also provides an observation deck complete with telescopes to...More

1  Thank TravelingShoes1-2-3
Reviewed March 12, 2017

Despite living in and around Monroe since college, I had never been to Black Bayou. I mentioned it to my wife one day when I was off work and we decided to take the kids and check it out. My oldest is interested in photography,...More

1  Thank John S
Reviewed March 5, 2017

We love taking our kids to Black Bayou! Its a great place for them to "explore" the trails and learn about nature! Also, bring your camera because there are some beautiful sights to see.

Thank tigerlily129
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