Category: bayou

A maze of meandering bayous and rippling marsh…

A maze of meandering bayous and rippling marshes, Sabine National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana occupies over 125,000 acres of waters and wetlands. Providing habitat for an impressive variety of birds, the refuge is also a vibrant nursery to shrimp, blue crab and numerous fish species. Boardwalks and hiking paths allow visitors to explore the area. On sunny days, it’s common to see alligators resting by the water. Photo by Colleen Stringer (www.sharetheexperience.org).

Accessible only by boat, Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge in…

Accessible only by boat, Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana encompasses over 4,000 acres of the Mississippi River Delta. These wetlands are home to a fascinating array of wildlife, including signature species like the American alligator and bald eagle. Among the outstanding recreation opportunities, we recommend a relaxing float among the cypress trees. Photo by John Corso (www.sharetheexperience.org).