Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

4.7312 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 02:00 pm]
  • Address: 12295 State Highway 180, Gulf Shores, AL 36542, United States
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  • Timings: 09:00 am - 02:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-2515407720
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Trail, Wildlife Sanctuary , Family And Kids, Bird Watching

The Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is spread across an area of around 30 square kilometers and is home to a few endangered species of plants and animals along with migratory birds that are a highlight for bird watchers. See turtles, deer, bobcats, red foxes, alligators, coyotes, heron, hummingbirds and other beautiful creatures that come your way as you explore the vast sanctuary.

The trails - Pine Beach Trail, Gator Lake Trail and the Centennial Trail are loved by avid hikers.

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge Travel Tips

  • Carry bottled drinking water and snacks.
  • Do wear sturdy shoes.
  • Wearing sunscreen will help.

Entrance Ticket Details For Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

  • Admission and any programs arranged by the center are Free.

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge Hours

  • Closed on federal holidays. 

How to Reach Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

  • By using a Van service.
  • By renting a Car.

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  • Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge Address: 12295 State Highway 180, Gulf Shores, AL 36542, United States
  • Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge Contact Number: +1-2515407720
  • Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge Timing: 09:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge(preferred time): 09:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 85.71% of people who visit Gulf Shores include Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge in their plan

  • 90.48% of people start their Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

People normally club together Gulf Shores Welcome Center and Peninsula Golf And Racquet Club while planning their visit to Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.

People also prefer to start their day with Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge Reviews & Ratings

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  • They'll give out junior ranger kits for the kids if you ask at the ranger station. They come with animal and plant books, binoculars, Tony hard to catch things in, etc. It's a nice place to go for a hike if you're tired of the beach. Be careful. Some trails are mostly sand and not very comfortable to walk on.

  • Great place to go and get away from the city. Amazing sites, long walk although and kids will probably complain. Bring lots of water.

  • We love this trail in April or September but it's super hot on an 80 or 90 degree day. Starts out very shady but then long stretches with no coverage. But if it's an overcast day or the right season you must go. It's beautiful!!!!

  • A nice walk into the Alabama jungle. Lots of signs talking about plants you're seeing. A lookout at the waters edge. Beautiful beaches. Trails were easy to walk. Beautiful sunny day. Glad we went the last full day in Gulf Shores.

  • Great family hike through the sand pine and mossy oak. Plenty of interesting fact placques a nice covered Vista of the lagoon. The dune areas are well maintained and the beach was worth the walk to the end of the path. If you are looking for an activity for a break from the sun you should wear pants and a long shirt. Half of the hike is in the open on the dunes.

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