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Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge


Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

12295 State Highway 180, Gulf Shores, 36542, AL

A haven for migratory birds, nesting sea turtles, and the endangered Alabama beach mouse, this federal wildlife-refuge features over six miles of hiking trails along with beach access. For families, a good starting-off point is the Jeff Friend Trail. The one-mile gravel loop offers scenic views of a lagoon and is manageable with an all-terrain stroller. Bring bug spray, sunscreen, and water. Trails are open from dawn to dusk.

Recent Traveler Reviews

Easy walk with a birding stand. End on the beach

by mkcasavant

The first part of the walk is very easy walking. There is a large covered area to sit/rest and look for birds and other sites overlooking the marshes and salt water lagoon. The trail continues…
Nice trails

by Tmclain5

As a wildlife refuge it obviously doesn't have a lot if infrastructure. It does have a nice trail system which allows you to experience a very unique habitat. Trails are quite level, but sandy, so...