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#Place NameManagementAddressCityStateZipShort, Mid, Long-DistanceDistance from LSUTime from LSUAcresTrails (mi)Community Type(s)Notes
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1LSU's Hilltop ArboretumLSUSHORT14Urban Gardens
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2BREC Burbank Conservation AreaBRECBaton RougeSHORT7.8(15min)
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3Wadill Wildlife RefugeLDWFBaton RougeSHORT13.8(26 min)237Bottomland, Prairie Terrace Loess Forest, Riparian ForestNice plant communities here, including beech-magnolia, lots of silver bells, oxbow lake with cypress-tupelo and sandy Comite River sycamore-river birch.
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4Bluebonnet Swamp Nature CenterBRECBaton RougeLASHORT6.9(16 min)102.75Cypress-Tupelo, Prairie Terrace Loess Forest
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5Blackwater Conservation AreaBRECBlackwater Conservation Area @30.534116840177717,-91.08700275421143Baton RougeLASHORT13.6(22 mins)57.48
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6Baywood ParkBREC20001 Pride-Baywood Road Baton Rouge70770SHORT28.4(44 mins)20.86
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7Comite River ParkBREC8900 Hooper Road70818SHORT13.1(13.1 mins)100.4
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8Flanacher Road ParkBREC864 Flanacher Road Zachary, LA 70791SHORT23.4(31 mins)175
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9Forest ParkBREC13900 South Harrell's Ferry Road70816SHORT11.8(18 mins)115.62
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10Greenwood Community ParkBREC13350 Hwy. 19BakerLA70714SHORT13.1(21 mins)390
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11Abita Creek Flatwoods PreserveTNCMID79.2(1 hr 25 mins)950Longleaf Pine
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12Atchafalaya National Wildlife RefugeUSFWSMID37(54 mins)15222Bottomland/Swamp
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13BREC Cohn ArboretumBRECSHORT15.03Urban Gardens
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14BREC Jacob Cornmeyer ParkBRECCentral, LA 70739SHORT18.2(29 mins)40
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15BREC Palomino ParkBREC14100 Palomino DriveCentralLA70739SHORT19.3(33 mins)149.89
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16BREC T. D. Bickham, Junior ParkBREC6850 Petit Road, Baker Baton Rouge, LA 70814SHORT14.5(24 mins)205.25
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17Clark Creek Natural AreaMS state366 Fort Adams Pond Road, Woodville, MS 39669MS39669MID58.3(1 hr 19 mins)7004.35Upland HardwoodsVery high diversity
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18Frenchtown Road Conservation AreaBRECSHORT21.5(35 mins)
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19Hooper Road ParkBREC6261 Guynell RoadBaton RougeLA70811SHORT11.7(20 mins)232.85
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20Lake Ramsay PreserveTNCMIDLongleaf Pine
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21Lake Ramsay Savannah WMALDWFMID70(1 hr 20 mins)796Longleaf Pine
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22LSU Lakes Bird SanctuaryLSUSHORTUrban Gardens
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23Manchac ParkBREC19010 Old Jefferson HwyBaton RougeLA70769SHORT15.7(25 mins)54.06
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24Mary Ann Brown Nature PreserveTNC13515 State Highway 965, Louisiana 70775SHORT37.3(41 mins)110Upland HardwoodsBeech-Magnolia
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25Mayfair ParkBREC655 S. Sabine DriveBaton RougeLA70810SHORT7.5(17 mins)22.96
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26Port Hudson State Historic SiteCrt236 Hwy 61JacksonLA70748SHORT24(32 mins)?6Upland Hardwoods
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27Sandy Hollow WMALDWF19052 Hwy 10AmiteLA70444MID74.8(1 hr 20 mins)3697Longleaf Pine
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28Tickfaw State ParkCRT27225 Patterson Rd.SpringfieldLA70462MID44(59 mins)1200
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29Tunica Hills State WMALDWFFarrah Davis Rd. TunicaLA70782MIDUpland HardwoodsOak-Beech-Magnolia
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30Kendalwood Road Conservation AreaBREC
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31Crosby ArboretumMS state370 Ridge RdPicayuneMS39466MID108(1 hr 41 mins)104(+700)Urban Gardens700 acres of natural areas reserved for scientific study on top of main site
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32Sherburne WMALDWF1132 Sherburne Rd.LottieLA70756MID43(53 min)11780Bottomland
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33Lake MartinTNC1264 Prairie HwySt. MartinvilleLA70582MID56.8(1 hr)9500Swamp/Bottomland
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34Joyce WMALDWFPonchatoulaLAMID49(50 mins)27634SwampVery limited access other than a nice boardwalk to view the swamp off of Hwy 51 (runs parallel to I-55) south of Ponchatoula, LA
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35Bogue Chitto State ParkLA DRCT17049 State Park BlvdFranklintonLA70438MID81(1 hr 27 mins)1786Upland HardwoodsAlso contains other ecosystems types; $2 admission
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36Homochitto National ForestUSFS1200 Highway 184 EMeadvilleMS39653MID67(1 hr 25 mins)190000Upland PineNational Forest is very large - headquarters located in Meadville, MS roughly 2 hrs from BR
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37Longue Vue House and Gardens"7 Bamboo RoadNew OrleansLA70124MID77.2(1 hr 14 mins)1Urban Gardens"Wild Garden" designed by Ellen Biddle Shipman in 1939 comprised of native Wildflower Walk, Iris Walk and Camellia Walk
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38St. Catherine's Creek NWRUSFWS21 Pintail LaneNatchezMS39120MID82.9(1 hr 33 mins)24442Swamp/Bottomland
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39Duralde Prairie"Navy Rd.MamouLA70554MID100(1 hr 48 mins)345Prairie One of the finest restored prairies in LA or TX
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40Grassy Lake/Red River/Three Rivers WMAsLDWFHwy 451BordelonvilleLA71369MID73.5(1hr 30 mins)82706BottomlandA complex of 2 large WMA's in central Louisiana with mostly bottomland hardwood/swamp ecosystems
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41Bogue Chitto NWRUSFWS 37358 Lock One RdPearl RiverLA70452MID92.2(1 hr 34 mins)36000Swamp/BottomlandFlooded swamp and bottomland hardwood ecosystems of the Pearl River Basin
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42Kisatchie National ForestUSFSLA-28 WestGardner
LA71447LONG153(2 hr 20 mins)604000Upland PineLouisiana's only National Forest; A huge amount of land divided into 4 major, distinct sections; Mostly upland longleaf and loblolly pine, but consisting of other types of ecosystems; large diversity of herbaceous plants; Closest ranger district is the Calcasieu headquartered in Gardner, LA
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43Poverty Point National MonumentUS NPS6859 LA 577PioneerLA71266LONG185(3 hr 30 mins)2100Open/Bottomland hardwoodThis is the site of some of the oldest and largest known Native American earthworks in North America
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44Caroline Dormon Preserve -216 Caroline Dormon Rd.SalineLA71070LONG220(3 hr 30 mins)??Upland Pine/GardensA preserve and arboretum honoring Caroline Dormon - a Louisianian and the first woman employed by the US Forest Service and a landscape architect that advocated for the value and use of native plants
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45Grand Isle PreserveTNCHwy 1Grand Isle
LA70358LONG157(2 hr 49 mins)~50Maritime/Beach Oak-hackberryA small live oak-hackberry forest (oak chenier) on the barrier island which provides refuge for migrating birds; this and nearby Grand Isle state park are a good place to look for otherwise rarely seen beach species; Preserve is located behind the Grocery store along Port Lane
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