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Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Slidell, LA
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Great place. I stayed in one of the two tent sites. Knew it would be an interesting stay when the clerk showing me on the map started circling a site that was off all the roads... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Wichita, Kansas
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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place. I stayed in one of the two tent sites. Knew it would be an interesting stay when the clerk showing me on the map started circling a site that was off all the roads. Took the main trailhead about half way, stopped due to parts of the path being closed. Lots of up close swamps.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

I love to fish here. Always something to see whether it's a turtle, beaver or some type of beautiful bird

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Abita Springs, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

The section off Hwy I-59 exit 11 (Pearl River Turnaround,) has been a Spring and Summertime favorite of mine since discovering it just a few years ago. The boardwalk there was recently extended, allowing for greater access through the area. Great for wildlife and for birding. There are also picnic tables under a shaded pavilion. Such a pretty place!

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Came here looking for the Honey Island Swamp Monster, and spent a fun day driving around the Refuge and exploring the backroads of the swamp. We did "hike" the Holmes Bayou Trail, but it's really not much and I wouldn't recommend heading back there. The scenery is just as nice from the dirt roads. Just don't get lost!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

About on hour out of New Orleans, it's a beautiful relaxing area that's not too busy at all with people. You can take in the natural beauty and off you're lucky see some wild animals.

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Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

We love the scenery and relaxing time we spend at the Refuge. We live close by and go often. We have seen gators and lot of birds, raccoons and squirrels! It is a great place to visit and wile away some time on the scenic walk or to just sit on the docks and fish. Easy access and so serene!... More 

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Picayune, Mississippi, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

When you need a place to just sit and relax this is the place to do it at. Go out on the dock and enjoy the view

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Slidell, LA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

Wear your hiking boats, this is not for the average stroll. The Holmes trail begins just north of Slidell. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled even on the long road (about a mile to 1 1/2 miles) to the trail. We spotted a mama bore with her saplings, a gray heron and several cranes on the side of the... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2009

One of the many government protected areas for nature. Hike the trails, canoe the river, bird watch, check out the abundant fauna. Note that hunting is allowed in some parts of this area in certain seasons.

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