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Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Slidell, LA

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Lots of fun with grands

The pics and scenery with kids was fun. The gators were awesome, and showed how fast they can move. The whole family had a blast.

Reviewed 19 January 2017
Angie, Louisiana
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Angie, Louisiana
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

The pics and scenery with kids was fun. The gators were awesome, and showed how fast they can move. The whole family had a blast.

Thank kennedysjamdan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I never knew this was here untill I read about ti on trip advisor. We took the trip over to see it and was quite surprised at the beauty even thoughyou are right near the interstate. Had a picnic lunch and walked a little.

1 Thank Karen P
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is one of the most beautiful natural areas in the South Louisiana area. Foot trails and the cabins are just wonderful. The Cabins are rented first come first served or reserved. We did not stay in a cabin this was a one day look and see trip. It was very much enjoyed and it is such a Natural location.... More 

1 Thank JRHETT57
Mandeville, Louisiana
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

canoed there. beautiful la. scenery and wildlife galore.need bug spray and lots of h20. great place.

Thank pecan376
Wichita, Kansas
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Great place. I stayed in one of the two tent sites. Knew it would be an interesting stay when the clerk showing me on the map started circling a site that was off all the roads. Took the main trailhead about half way, stopped due to parts of the path being closed. Lots of up close swamps.

1 Thank Greg P
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

I love to fish here. Always something to see whether it's a turtle, beaver or some type of beautiful bird

1 Thank levisumrall
Abita Springs, Louisiana
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34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016

The section off Hwy I-59 exit 11 (Pearl River Turnaround,) has been a Spring and Summertime favorite of mine since discovering it just a few years ago. The boardwalk there was recently extended, allowing for greater access through the area. Great for wildlife and for birding. There are also picnic tables under a shaded pavilion. Such a pretty place!

5 Thank lgramlich
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Came here looking for the Honey Island Swamp Monster, and spent a fun day driving around the Refuge and exploring the backroads of the swamp. We did "hike" the Holmes Bayou Trail, but it's really not much and I wouldn't recommend heading back there. The scenery is just as nice from the dirt roads. Just don't get lost!

Thank AlnAbroad
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 708 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

About on hour out of New Orleans, it's a beautiful relaxing area that's not too busy at all with people. You can take in the natural beauty and off you're lucky see some wild animals.

Thank Bernardo F
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109 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2013

We love the scenery and relaxing time we spend at the Refuge. We live close by and go often. We have seen gators and lot of birds, raccoons and squirrels! It is a great place to visit and wile away some time on the scenic walk or to just sit on the docks and fish. Easy access and so serene!... More 

5 Thank tinydiny

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