The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service operates one of our area’s best kept secrets – the Red River National Wildlife Refuge in Bossier City. The refuge’s 650 acres several trails are only a short drive from anywhere in the area and are a wonderful place for hikers, nature lovers and family fun. The park is located in Bossier City a few miles south of Barksdale Air Force Base.
The park’s trails are of varying length and offer many opportunities to observe native animals, birds, and plants in their habitat. There is also the 100-acre Lake Caroline with ducks and other wildlife. The Orange Trail has interpretive signs posted along the trail with facts about the animals, plants and birds to be seen along the trail. Children have an opportunity to see how many plants they can find and how many animals and birds they can spot. There are also fun activities to keep the youngsters occupied as they hike and learn.
The Red River National Wildlife Refuge is a wonderful opportunity for some family fun and adventure. The park is also well worth a visit for hikers, nature photographers and anyone looking for a peaceful retreat away from the hubbub of modern life. The Red River National Wildlife Refuge is free to visit. More information may be found at Home – Red River – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (fws.gov). The park is located at 150 Eagle Bend Point Bossier City, LA 71112 Telephone: (318) 742-1219.
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