Anyone interested in Hiking or Kayaking Bon Secour this summer???
Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge12295 State Hwy. 180, Gulf Shores, AL 36542; (251) 540-7720; http://refuges.fws.gov/profiles/index.cfm?id=43630. Office hours, 7:30 am-5:30 pm. Refuge is open 7 days per week during daylight hours only. Access roads are in fair condition. Nearest community is Gulf Shores. Nearest highways are I-10, State Hwy. 59 and State Hwy. 180. Available species include largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish in Gator Lake (40 acres). Spotted seatrout, flounder, redfish, pompano, Spanish mackerel and bluefish are available nearby in the Gulf of Mexico, Mobile Bay and Bon Secour Bay. Little Lagoon (approximately 2,000 acres of saltwater) is surrounded by the refuge. In approximately 4 miles of Gulf of Mexico, fishing is open year-round. Canoes or small jon boats are allowed in Gator Lake, but this requires a portage of 8/10 of a mile. Only electric motors are allowed.
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