A variety of bird species are present here at Black Bayou Lake. From fall through spring we may get different birds due to migration and many species heading south for the winter. Different species are more likely to be seen in specific areas depending on habitat preferences. Great blue herons and egrets are common around the lake and the ponds around the Visitor Center. Alligators are a popular animal to look for and are most likely seen off the wildlife pier. In the spring, the Nature Trail is a great place to look for a variety of snakes. Broad-banded water snakes, which are non-venomous, are the most common presence along the trail. Keep your eyes open for frogs, anoles, skinks, and a variety of birds as well as gorgeous spider webs through the summer and into the fall.
This 1-mile loop trail is rated as easy and is good for kids and dogs. Pets must be on a leash at all times and please pick up after them.