Child taking close up picture with camera

Perhaps the fastest growing activity on National Wildlife Refuges in the past ten years has been wildlife photography.  That’s not surprising – the digital camera population explosion and cell phones with ever-improving picture-taking abilities are increasing the number of nature photographers at a rapid rate.  You don’t need to purchase expensive equipment or have any experience to get started.  A small camera or basic cell phone will do just fine for most visitors.

Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge's habitat diversity results in a wide variety of wildlife living on and using the refuge including game mammals, waterfowl, and neotropical songbirds.

We have several miles of hiking trails and two boardwalks with observation decks. There are two handicap accessible hiking trails which lead to observation decks and can be accessed off of Poole Road.