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Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge

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I enjoy going here. They have amped up the entertainment and I loved the canoing on the lake. Do... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
West Monroe, Louisiana
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Beautiful place to get peace away from it all

If you want to take nature photos and enjoy an outing that may include seeing Gators and beautiful... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Monroe, Louisiana
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480 Richland Place Dr, Monroe, LA 71203-8868
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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

I enjoy going here. They have amped up the entertainment and I loved the canoing on the lake. Do use your mosquito spray it is wildlife in Louisiana. They have 2 museums, many trails(well kept clean), and lots to do. Just check there facebook page...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

If you want to take nature photos and enjoy an outing that may include seeing Gators and beautiful native wildlife ....this is the place . Trails and a long dock with places to sit along the way and also on the covered dock itself make...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We saw a baby alligator, birds, a snake, and others. The trails are well maintained. Bring a camera!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Black Bayou has free activities open to the public very regularly, but being a mom of two small kids we take advantage of the fun events for their ages. Ms. Nova is extremely knowledgeable, keeps the kids’ interests, and can also teach the parents a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Buymonroe
Reviewed 9 July 2018

It is free, and it is spectacular. Close access to native swamp habitant and wildlife, including numerous migratory and native birds, alligators and other reptiles, deer, bobcats, nesting bald eagles, and so on. Plenty of trials to hike, inexpensive rentals of canoes and kayaks, a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Had a great time walking on the trails in the wildlife refuge. Make sure you walk out onto the piers to see the trees in the water. Folks were fishing on the piers. It is an easy walking path including elevated areas. In addition to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Cynthia B
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We took our two Pre-K classes and they enjoyed the nature walk and they even got a chance to see an alligator in the water. We went inside and looked at the animals then we had a sack lunch on the grounds. The children really...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Kbrezzy
Reviewed 4 March 2018

I've been to more interesting National Wildlife Refuges in terms of what can be seen from the readily accessible points (observation deck, blind, trails nearby), but this one has to rank near the top for what can be heard, not seen. After pausing at the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank canbelto
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

When you are road tripping you need to find cost effective but nice stops in the town of choice. This was excellent, tour and pictures for no cost. Now here is my problem... my kids have no tolerance for bugs and nature, walking through the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
4  Thank 451malinm
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend a visit here for multiple reasons. They offer top notch educational activities @ no charge to the public. They have excellent hiking trails. There is so much to see here. I love hiking the trails with my family or solo. There's always an...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Brandy G
11 January 2019|
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Response from 007exposure | Reviewed this property |
No, if they get too close due to feeding they could be dangerous. Then they would need to be relocated . Plus now Black bayou is closed due to government .