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Explore the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

At the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, nestled in Gulf Shores, Alabama, you can explore some of the last unspoiled coastal barrier habitats in Alabama. There is something for everyone to enjoy at this stretch of around 7000 acres of coastal lands featuring world-class birding opportunities, pine-oak woodlands, and constantly evolving beach dunes. Book your adventure today with Young’s Suncoast. Whether your heart desires condos on the beach or pet-friendly vacation home rentals, we have your perfect home away from home in Gulf Shores, Alabama! 

Top 5 Activities at the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

  1. Venture Through the Hiking and Nature Trails

Embark on hiking adventures along the well-marked hiking trails in Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge. These trails offer varying difficulty levels and showcase the diverse ecosystems of maritime forests, dunes, wetlands, swales, and scrub habitats within the refuge. They offer guided bird walks, night prowls, and dune hikes led by staff, volunteers, and partners. 

  1. Birding at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is a haven for birdwatchers, with over 370 species of birds recorded in the area. The fall and spring seasons are a popular time for birdwatchers to visit the area when there is an abundance of neotropical migrants. Take a gander at several species of herons, ospreys, seven species of hummingbirds, and more!

  1. Unique Wildlife Viewing Opportunities

Aside from birds, the refuge is home to a rich array of wildlife. Keep an eye out for delightful sights of green sea turtles, Kemp’s ridley turtles, loggerhead turtles, and the Alabama beach mouse, which only lives in coastal sand dune areas in Alabama and Florida.

  1. Fishing at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

Anglers can try their luck at surf fishing along the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge shoreline. You could also follow Jeff Friend Trail to enjoy fishing at Little Lagoon. If you head down Gator Lake Trail or Pine Beach Trail, you can enjoy fishing at the forty-acre Gator Lake.

  1. Enjoy Boating Fun 

Have a blast canoeing or kayaking in the Little Lagoon. There’s a kayak launch site and parking in Little Lagoon at the Jeff Friend Trail. Gator Lake is also a fun place to enjoy kayaking, canoeing, or boating with electric trolling motors.

Immerse yourself in an undisturbed coastal paradise by booking your stay with Young’s Suncoast!