BREC's Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

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Location

10503 North Oak Hill Pkwy.
Baton Rouge LA 70810

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center is a 103-acre facility dedicated to conservation, education, recreation and tourism. It houses an award-winning, 9500-square-foot building filled with live animal exhibits; photographic presentations of the site's flora and fauna; natural artifact and mineral displays; and a sizeable, vintage waterfowl decoy carving collection. Ecology and art exhibits are featured periodically.

Over a mile of gravel paths and boardwalks link varied habitats such as the cypress-tupelo swamp, beech-magnolia and hardwood forests. Wildlife is plentiful at Bluebonnet Swamp, including hundreds of bird species utilizing the site throughout the year. Birders can view seasonal species during peak migrations, as well as year-round residents. While snakes and turtles are commonly seen from the trails, raccoons, rabbits, opossums, armadillos, squirrels, foxes, coyotes, deer and otter are also known to inhabit the site.

Amenities

Activities
  • Birding
  • Natural Wildlife Viewing
  • Swamp Walks
Discounts
  • Senior Citizen Discount
  • Student Discount
General Information
  • Cash Only
  • Family Friendly
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Open Year-Round
Parking
  • Bus Parking
Parks & Trails
  • Hiking/Nature Trail
  • Nature Interpretive Center

Contact

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