Initially, Bayou Sauvage was our primary destination for day one of staycation 2020. After stumbling upon Boy Scout Trail Road during our final route planning, we made this site our second stop. I am glad we made the swap because blazing heat and dry conditions meant that Bayou Sauvage fell a little short.
The 25,000 acre refuge is within New Orleans city limits. Our research led us to expect alligators and birds. We got butterflies, an abundance of golden silk spiders, and flora. We also had access to clean, well-stocked bathroom facilities. On second thought, this huge win might have been better than a gator sighting.
We did not see the best that Bayou Sauvage has to offer, but I know the potential is there. I hope to check this site out again when the weather is cooler.