Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge


Length: 0.5 mile loop | 3 mile loop | Unlimited Levee

Type: Boardwalk | Primitive Trail | Packed Dirt | Levee | Gravel Road

Difficulty: Easy

Usages: Walking | Driving

Location: 1428 Highway 27, Bell City, LA 70630

Map: Refuge Map


Agency: U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Contact: website | 337-598-2216 |

Directions: Take exit 36 (highway 397 south) off of Interstate 10 east of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Follow highway 397 south 8 miles. Turn left at the stop sign on highway 14. Follow highway 14 to Holmwood, Louisiana. Where highway 14 turns left continue straight onto highway 27. From this point the refuge headquarters is located 11 miles south on the right hand side. Pintail Wildlife Drive is located 2 mile past the refuge headquarters on the left side


Animals: Must be on leash

Water: None

Bathroom: None

Entrance Fee: None

Camping: None

Special Notes:

Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge

Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge contains 9,620 acres of coastal prairie and fresh marshlands, and is an excellent place to spot migratory birds. Pintail Wildlife Drive is a 3 mile gravel road that makes a complete loop and is an excellent means of wildlife observation, similar to the one found at Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge. Along this route is a 0.5 mile Boardwalk Loop where visitors can expect to see water fowl, wading birds, and otters. Halfway along Pintail Wildlife Drive is access to the dike and Levee Network that runs through the Refuge. Visitors are allowed to hike this network to to create a custom hike of 0.1 – 5.0 miles.