Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
Yes
Guided tours
No
ADA accessible
No
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Peveto Woods Sanctuary, created by the Baton Rouge Audobon Society, was Louisiana's first coastal woods sanctuary. 

The sanctuary is composed of about 40 acres in Cameron Parish near Little Florida Beach. The area is dense with live oaks and brush, and it is set in the path for migratory songbirds who travel through the Gulf of Mexico. It's estimated that as many as 2 million birds use the sanctuary each year.

Built in an effort to preserve the land after an area of it was slated for construction as a subdivision, the Peveto Woods Sanctuary today has the feel of a whimsical escape as it's trails meander and twist beneath live oak canopies and dense brush while the moisture of the coastal air settles over the area. Several benches and tables are placed along the trails. A guest book allows visitors to record their visit and any birds or butterflies seen during their visit.

The sanctuary is also a featured area of interest along southwest Louisiana's Creole Nature Trail. There is no charge to visit the sanctuary, and there are no amenities. More information can be found at the Baton Rouge Audobon Society's Peveto Woods page.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

None

Pros

A quaint respite. Easy trails. No crowds.

Cons

Migratory wildlife are only seasonal.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed

Features

Family friendly
Bird watching
Vault toilet
Picnic tables

Location

Field Guide

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