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Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge
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Staff is very friendly. The site is OK but in November not much wildlife activities. The gem in the... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Bob J
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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 6 July 2017
djbarlow
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Lake City, Colorado
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Reviewed 20 January 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 close viewing for those less rugged types. A lovely day.

Date of experience: January 2015
1  Thank yitz_1
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Reviewed 1 December 2014

We recently decided to spend the day in Cameron Parish. We had never been to this Refuge and decided to take a drive thru the three-mile loop. It was fantastic! The Canadian Geese were just moving in on their migration south. Thousands of these beautiful birds could be seen, along with other species as well. So glad we took the time to make this drive!

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank Suzanne C
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Reviewed 10 November 2014

We visited on a Saturday when all amenities are closed. OK, perhaps federal employees are entitled to a day off but you would think a visitor center would at least have a portapotty available for weekend use! This one does not (stop at the gas station just north of the refuge).
The wildlife drive on the east side of the highway was alive with birds and well worth the time it took to circumvent the ponds. A boardwalk and photography blind are also available (although you may find photographing from your car to be more productive).

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank Doug K
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Reviewed 26 October 2014

The wonderful Wildlife people told so not to miss this drive and how right they were! This area has a three mile drive that includes a mile long boardwalk that is easy and full of natural beauty, birds, landscapes and flowere. We spent much more time than we intended because the thrills kept coming. So many alligators! Such beautiful egrets! Look at the heron! The cranes! Look, all those coots! This park is a national treasure and a place of extraordinary beauty.

Date of experience: October 2014
2  Thank Intlxpatr
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

We spent a few hours driving through this road. From Lake Charles nobody really told us that there was anything to see by driving south and along those route.

We did so, went into a few drive through Wildlife estates and saw many Alligators, frogs, turtles, and more birds than you can poke a stick at.

Stop in at a visitor centre and they have simplistic maps on drives to do, but as I said many info centres didn't tell us it would be any good so we lucked out.

Date of experience: January 2014
2  Thank Hamish R
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