Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

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Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is a 7,157-acre National Wildlife Refuge located in five separate units in Baldwin and Mobile Counties, United States, directly west of Gulf Shores, Alabama on the...

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Jan 19, 2024
We did a bird walk on the Jeff Friend loop, then walked Gator Lake and Pine Beach trails. Diverse habitat, good trails, great scenery. The 2 lakes and tower along Pine Beach trail we excellent and f… Full review by darwinmoore
Sep 23, 2023
Didn’t see much. Guess not great time to go. One bird I don’t have brown-headed nuthatch and saw an osprey. About it. Walk was long and hot. Full review by JillF806
Sep 13, 2023
The trails need to be marked with names and miles. None of the trail heads have maps! The boardwalk trail in the woods was the best (near the kayak launch) but it is not marked either. The nature cen… Full review by d1dergal

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Date founded:1980
Visitors:50,000 (2005)

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Do you have to hike the trail to get to the beach ?
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Yes, you hike through a beautiful wooded shady area and then you come to Gator Lake and the lookout tower. Then continue on the trail around the lake for a small time and you will …
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Yes, you hike through a beautiful wooded shady area and then you come to Gator Lake and the lookout tower. Then continue on the trail around the lake for a small time and you will see the sign for the Beach trail. It is worth the hike! You will have the beach to yourselves most of the time! We did!
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Answer by DrDelGrosso · Jul 29, 2020
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About how far is the beach from the trailheads ?
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10-15 minute walk on the beach trail. This is after a 30-45 minute walk to get to the beach trial.
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Answer by DrDelGrosso · Jul 29, 2020
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Are there driving trails, allowing wildlife viewing from cars?
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No, scenry but not wildlife!
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Is there a National Parks/refuge visitor station attended by Rangers?
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There is a visitor center. It is on the North side of Fort Morgan road, about 1/4 mile East of the parking lot for the trail. I don't think they have rangers there, but there are well-qualified …
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There is a visitor center. It is on the North side of Fort Morgan road, about 1/4 mile East of the parking lot for the trail. I don't think they have rangers there, but there are well-qualified workers who can usually answer all your questions.
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Answer by Robert W · Apr 4, 2018
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What is the status of my CITES permit?
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