Is Bon Secour open?

Our small visitor contact station is currently closed due to Covid concerns. However, our trails and beach access locations are open from sunrise until sunset 7 days a week. The Centennial and Gator Lake Trails remain open, however, the Centennial and Gator Lake Trail boardwalks have been closed due to safety concerns.

Are there alligators in Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge?

Take a nature walk through Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge’s many trails and see if you can spot the various types of reptiles. Lizards, snakes, turtles and alligators will thrill the curious child, and Mom and Dad might just love learning more about these species.

Are there alligators in Bon Secour River?

Wildlife Viewing An observation tower found on Pine Beach Trail is a great place to get an elevated view of Little Lagoon and Gator Lake. Keep an eye out for alligators, six lined race runners, armadillos, red fox, bobcats and a variety of birds!

What is the meaning of Bon Secour?

good help
Bon Secours means “good help” in French.

How do you pronounce Bon Secour?

When pronouncing Bon Secours, the ā€œsā€ at the end of Secours is silent. The end of Secours rhymes with the word tour. When referring to Bon Secours hospitals, the word Bon Secours precedes the name for the facility.

What county is Bon Secour Alabama in?

Baldwin County
Bon Secour/Counties
Bon Secour is an unincorporated community in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. The name “Bon Secour” derives from the French phrase meaning “safe harbor” due to the secluded location on the inside coast of the Fort Morgan peninsula of southern Alabama.

Where is Alligator Alley?

Alligator Alley in Florida is a stretch of I-75 that spans 80 miles. It cuts through the Everglades between Naples and Fort Lauderdale. It opened in 1968 after many years of arduous construction. Alligator Alley is a popular way to get to Miami Beach for tourists, spring breakers, and even locals.

Are there alligators in Magnolia Springs Alabama?

They can be found in almost any type of fresh water, but population densities are greatest in wetlands with an abundant food supply and adjacent marsh habitat for nesting. The northern range is limited by low winter temperatures. Alligators are rarely found south of the Rio Grande drainage.

Does Bon Secour River flood?

Bon Secour has likely experienced flooding in the past. of the flood, 7 properties in Bon Secour were impacted by Hurricane Isaac’s storm surge in August, 2012. Learn more about historic floods. The recreated flood model of this hurricane indicates that flood water reached approximately 7 properties in Bon Secour.

What is the best time of day to see an alligator in Florida?

Afternoon may be the best time to spot them during the rainy season while they are out and about. If you are thinking about an airboat ride in the late afternoon, you will probably see more alligators (check out our nighttime airboat rides). Primarily, alligators choose the dusk or night hours for their feedings.

Can I pay cash on Alligator Alley?

Be Ready to Pay a Toll The toll for Alligator Alley in Florida costs $3.25 for a 2-axle vehicle as of March 1, 2020. Tolls are collected in both directions. The highway’s toll plazas accept both cash and transponders and are found at either entrance to the road.