Amazing Louisiana Wildlife Refuges To Visit This Summer
Louisiana has 24 National Wildlife Refuges, and summer is the perfect time to visit some of these amazing spots. If you feel like heading out on a staycation with the family, and you love the outdoors, then check out some of Only in Louisiana's favorites below.
- Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge, Marion. in addition to fishing and hunting, Harrell Lake and the Finch Bayou Recreation Area are part of the area as well.
- Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge, St. Francisville. Be sure to visit the massive bald cypress tree that is reportedly over 1,500 years old
- Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge, 210 Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge Road, Jonesville. 25,000 beautiful acres in central Louisiana that includes the Duck Lake Wildlife Auto Drive
- D’Arbonne National Wildlife Refuge, 11372 LA-143, Farmerville. Established in 1975, and if you're lucky, you might even spot a bald eagle or two while you're there.
- Red River National Wildlife Refuge, 150 Eagle Bend Point, Bossier City. One of the newer refuges, and also home to a fishing paradise at Lake Caroline
- Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge, 3391 Poole Road, Ferriday. Try some hiking on beautiful Cypress Creek Trail and the Observation Tower Trail.
- Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge, 480 Richland Place, Monroe. Perfect for kayaks, and fishing from the pier overlooking the lake
- Tenses River National Wildlife Refuge, 2312 Quebec Road, Tallulah. Check out the beautiful scenery and look for native wildlife with the family at this gorgeous park.