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Lacassine Wildlife Refuge puts wild Louisiana on display

Posted at 9:32 AM, Jul 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-03 10:54:16-04

If you close your eyes and try and picture wild Louisiana chances are what you're picturing looks a lot like the Lacassine Wildlife Refuge, a 35,000 acre nature preserve.

Trails and levees intersect all the fresh water marsh which plays home to everything from large reptiles to tiny songbirds.

Located along a prominent migratory route the refuge is an important resting point for a variety of species and thousands of birds flock there every single year, making it a perfect spot for bird watching.

Even if you don't consider yourself a bird watcher there's still plenty on offer, there's fishing, hiking, and abundant opportunities for wildlife photography.

There's a two mile driving loop for visitors to see the entire park from the comfort of their air conditioned car, which is perfect when dealing with Louisiana's famous heat and humidity.

Lacassine Wildlife Refuge puts wild Louisiana on display