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“Well laid out, opportunities to explore”

Ranked #416 of 1,017 things to do in Louisiana
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Owner description: A major sanctuary for migrating waterfowl, this 24,600-acre refuge offers boating, fishing, scenic drives and nature observation.
Reviewed 3 February 2015

The National Wildlife Refuges are one of the best kept secrets around. They not only preserve the existence of wildlife, they also build infrastructure so that humans can observe and learn about nature. The Pintail Drive is the featured attraction within the Cameron Prairie NWR. It is a well laid out road through the marsh bringing you close to Louisiana nature. Staying in the car is a must in the summer due to the alligator population. There are two boardwalks to walk even further out into the marsh land. Very well done and a must see for all.

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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.

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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!

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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).

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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.

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