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Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

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This refuge covers approximately 6500 acres and includes a 40-acre freshwater lake. The refuge is open year-round during daylight hours for hiking, fishing, wildlife observation, photography, and nature study. The refuge is home to hundreds of species of birds, indigenous plants and animals including both threatened and endangered species such as the Loggerhead Turtle, Alabama Beach Mouse, The Gopher Tortoise and the American Alligator.

Location: 12295 State Hwy. 180, Gulf Shores Alabama 36542 Telephone 251-540-7720

Other Wildlife Viewing nearby:
(Dauphin Island) Audubon Bird Sanctuary
(Mobile) Bienville Veterinary Hospital
(Gulf Shores) Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
(Gulf Shores) Down Under Dive Shop
(Mobile) Duke Animal Clinic
(Mobile) Great Oaks Veterinary Hospital

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