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Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge

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Another great NWR

I visited here early one morning on the way to New Orleans. The visitors center has some nice... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jay O
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Sugar Land, Texas
Very, very nice refuge!

Cameron Prairie has the visitor's center for the entire southwest Louisiana refuge complex... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2016
keigrant
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Boyertown, Pennsylvania
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A major sanctuary for migrating waterfowl, this 24,600-acre refuge offers boating, fishing, scenic drives and nature observation.
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1 week ago
“Another great NWR”
13 Apr 2016
“Very, very nice refuge!”
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited here early one morning on the way to New Orleans. The visitors center has some nice exhibits and a board walk leading out to an overlook. South of the center is a scenic drive and board walk that is well worth visiting. As...More

Thank Jay O
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Cameron Prairie has the visitor's center for the entire southwest Louisiana refuge complex -- Cameron Prairie, Sabine, Lacassine, Shell Keys. We found the ranger at the VC to be friendly and helpful. From our home in the northeast, my wife and I make national parks...More

1  Thank keigrant
Reviewed 28 November 2015

If you are anywhere close to this refuge it is well worth the visit. Whilst the bird life was limited at the time of year we visited it was wonderfully diverse. But the highlight was the drive around the wider swamp/marsh and the alligators. Some...More

1  Thank duncan s
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

We stopped at this board walk to stretch out a bit and it was a gem!.. It was a perfect week day with no one else there and we walked quietly and slowly... The wild things came to life! Nine gators very near the boardwalk...More

1  Thank Don H
Reviewed 15 August 2015

A 30 minute drive south off of I-10 near Lake Charles, LA is the Refuge. We arrived at the Refuge just after closing time of the range station, so we took the tour on our own. They call this a "PRAIRIE" but back home we...More

2  Thank wetravel706
Reviewed 5 April 2015

Great way to watch and photograph wildlife from the safety of your vehicle. I've visited 3 different time and had 3 different experiences. All were enjoyable. During the most enjoyable visit, I saw several large alligators with catching and eating a large bird. I also...More

1  Thank Rickoney
Reviewed 22 March 2015

Lots of variety of wading birds, ducks and shorebirds. All within easy viewing distance. Several hawks also observed. A great placer to view alligators too.

1  Thank Tbone2014
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....More

1  Thank Ocean_Rover_Blue_Wat
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...More

1  Thank yitz_1
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...More

1  Thank clumbermom1
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