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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

Great Trails!

by ellsee74

Stopped at the office for information. It was closed and was directed to drive a little further to a trailer. Got to the trailer and a worker came out to give us some information. We…
Interesting and very quite wildlife area

by clemson_grad79

We parked in a dirt parking lot just off Ft. Morgan Rd. We walked about a mile to the Alligator lake where there was a viewing platform. Did not see any alligators but did come…