BLUEBONNET SWAMP NATURE CENTER
10503 North Oak Hills Parkway, Baton Rouge, LA 70810 Directions
Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center is 103-acre preservation, schooling, recreation, and tourism facility. It contains a 9500-square-foot, award-winning building packed with live animal exhibits. It has over a mile of gravel pathways and boardwalks linking diverse ecosystems such as the swamp of cypress-tupelo, beech-magnolia, and hardwood forest. Birders can see seasonal species as well as year-round residents during peak migrations. The park offers fun outdoor experiences and hands-on learning opportunities, while BSNC fosters understanding and natural resource knowledge. Visitors can enjoy the live animal exhibits, as well as the contact tables filled with items such as snakeskins. It affords free entry for ages two and younger.
Education, Conservation, Boardwalks, Mountain, Ecological Research, Wild Flowers, Natural Area and Trails, Birding, Environmental Education, Walking, Running, Forest Lake, Dogs on Leash, Road Biking & Recreation
Price: Ages 3-17 $2
Ages 18-64 $3
Full-Time College Students with University ID, Ages 65 & Older $2.50
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COMITE RIVER PARK
8900 Hooper Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70818 Directions
Comite River Park is a park covering 100.4 acres. The path has some steep terrain and is hilly. Comite Park Trail is a heavily trafficked 4.9-mile loop trail near Baton Rouge. The trail provides many choices for the exercise. This park includes a shelter for picnics, a station for bicycle washing, and restrooms. This trail is a more accessible option across the highway to the nearby Blackwater trail. The surface of the path is mainly hardpacked, with a few sandy parts closer to the water. It is 11 miles through complex terrain, including access to beaches and swamps.
Accessible, Birding, Geo-Seeking, Horse/Equestrian, Fishing, Walking, Hiking, Biking, Outdoor Activities, Camping, Bicycling & Nature Trips
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HOOPER ROAD PARK
6261 Guynell Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70811 Directions
Hooper Road Park is 232,85 acres weaving through the forests, with more than five miles of bike trails. This park is an area of nature set aside to protect ecosystems and plants and wildlife. Visitors can enjoy more than 5 miles of mountain bike trails. The trail is open from sunrise till sunset every day. It is a beautiful spot to have a picnic with the kids or to play in the gym or outside. The park has a great children's play area and trails.
Running, Tennis Court, Mountain Biking, Restroom Facilities, Walking, Forest, Wildlife Pets, Ball/Multi-Purpose Field (Lighted), Picnic Area, Nature Trips, Snorkeling, Swimming, Recreation Center & Playground