We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Slidell, LA
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 12 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 9
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Hidden jem

I never knew this was here untill I read about ti on trip advisor. We took the trip over to see it and was quite surprised at the beauty even thoughyou are right near the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
Karen P
Add Photo Write a Review

12 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 12: English reviews
Level Contributor
15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I never knew this was here untill I read about ti on trip advisor. We took the trip over to see it and was quite surprised at the beauty even thoughyou are right near the interstate. Had a picnic lunch and walked a little.

Helpful?
1 Thank Karen P
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Level Contributor
41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is one of the most beautiful natural areas in the South Louisiana area. Foot trails and the cabins are just wonderful. The Cabins are rented first come first served or reserved. We did not stay in a cabin this was a one day look and see trip. It was very much enjoyed and it is such a Natural location.... More 

Helpful?
Thank JRHETT57
Mandeville, Louisiana
Level Contributor
115 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

canoed there. beautiful la. scenery and wildlife galore.need bug spray and lots of h20. great place.

Helpful?
Thank pecan376
Wichita, Kansas
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Great place. I stayed in one of the two tent sites. Knew it would be an interesting stay when the clerk showing me on the map started circling a site that was off all the roads. Took the main trailhead about half way, stopped due to parts of the path being closed. Lots of up close swamps.

Helpful?
1 Thank Greg P
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

I love to fish here. Always something to see whether it's a turtle, beaver or some type of beautiful bird

Helpful?
1 Thank levisumrall
Abita Springs, Louisiana
Level Contributor
32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

The section off Hwy I-59 exit 11 (Pearl River Turnaround,) has been a Spring and Summertime favorite of mine since discovering it just a few years ago. The boardwalk there was recently extended, allowing for greater access through the area. Great for wildlife and for birding. There are also picnic tables under a shaded pavilion. Such a pretty place!

Helpful?
4 Thank lgramlich
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Level Contributor
493 reviews
237 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

Came here looking for the Honey Island Swamp Monster, and spent a fun day driving around the Refuge and exploring the backroads of the swamp. We did "hike" the Holmes Bayou Trail, but it's really not much and I wouldn't recommend heading back there. The scenery is just as nice from the dirt roads. Just don't get lost!

Helpful?
Thank AlnAbroad
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
3,949 reviews
1,975 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 531 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

About on hour out of New Orleans, it's a beautiful relaxing area that's not too busy at all with people. You can take in the natural beauty and off you're lucky see some wild animals.

Helpful?
Thank Bernardo F
Mississippi
Level Contributor
109 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2013

We love the scenery and relaxing time we spend at the Refuge. We live close by and go often. We have seen gators and lot of birds, raccoons and squirrels! It is a great place to visit and wile away some time on the scenic walk or to just sit on the docks and fish. Easy access and so serene!... More 

Helpful?
5 Thank tinydiny
Picayune, Mississippi, United States
Level Contributor
25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2013

When you need a place to just sit and relax this is the place to do it at. Go out on the dock and enjoy the view

Helpful?
Thank Mike O

Travellers who viewed Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge also viewed

 

Been to Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?