We love all nature trails, but there’s a special place in our hearts for trails with a waterfront view. Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge is a relatively new (established in 1997) wildlife refuge in northern Louisiana that’s a nature lover’s paradise. While most of the Greater Monroe Area has most likely explored the refuge, it’s a relatively little-known spot for the majority of Louisianians, but not for long. Let’s check it out.

Be sure to check their website before your visit, just to make sure all trails and the visitors center are open. You can also follow them on Facebook to stay updated. They’re always making repairs to the trails and the surrounding areas, and sometimes trails can close due to flooding or wildlife protection. Have you ever visited Black Bayou National Wildlife Refuge? Let us know in the comments below!

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