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Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, a BREC Facility

  • 10503 North Oak Hill Parkway Baton Rouge, LA 70810
  • (225) 757-8905
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A 103-acre facility dedicated to conservation, education, recreation and tourism. It houses an award-winning, 9500-square-foot building filled with live animal exhibits; photographic presentations of the site's flora and fauna; natural artifact and mineral displays; and a sizeable, vintage waterfowl decoy carving collection. Ecology and art exhibits are featured periodically.

Over a mile of gravel paths and boardwalks link varied habitats such as the cypress-tupelo swamp, beech-magnolia and hardwood forests. Wildlife is plentiful at Bluebonnet Swamp, including hundreds of bird species utilizing the site throughout the year. Birders can view seasonal species during peak migrations, as well as year-round residents.

While snakes and turtles are commonly seen from the trails, raccoons, rabbits, opossums, armadillos, squirrels, foxes, coyotes, deer and otter are also known to inhabit the site. Nature programs and environmental education are conducted throughout the year including educational group tours, live animal encounters, holiday and summer day camps, toddler activities, birding walks, field trips and special events.

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  • Field Trip Information - To schedule a field trip, please call the nature center or email our Education Curator at sguidry@brec.org.
  • Community Tours - scheduled throughout the year
  • Learning at the Swamp - educational opportunities, Swamp on the Geaux, Trail Time with Toddlers, and more.
  • Annual Passes - Annual Pass and a Biz Pass - For further details, costs and benefits, please contact us.
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  • ADA Compliant:
    • Yes
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    • AARP
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    • Senior
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  • Parking:
    • Private lot
    • Bus
    • Free
  • Price Range:
    • $
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