While camping at the Shreveport Elks Lodge #122
We visited the Red River National Wildlife Refuge in Shreveport, Louisiana. Kevin and I saw several exhibits at the visitor center. The Alligator Gar was interesting. It lives in the Red River. It has a long snout with sharp-looking teeth. These fish rarely attack humans.
A friendly staff member told us how she uses a compound bow to fish for the Alligator Gar in the Red River. She fishes from a boat and is able to see the fish in the water. She also stamped our blue goose national wildlife refuge book.
On our morning walk at the refuge, we spotted a turtle, Northern Cardinals, Northern Mockingbirds, Pink Primrose wildflowers, Indian Blanket wildflowers and a new bird life lister called a Spotted Sandpiper.
National Wildlife Refuge Stamp
Next, we moved to Vicksburg, Missouri to explore the Vicksburg National Military Park.
Camping at Shreveport Elks Lodge #122
On our way to Red Bay Alabama we stopped at the Shreveport Elks Lodge #122 in Louisiana. The elk members here are friendly to travelers. Even though all 6 of the camping sites were filled a fellow member named Jimmy helped us find an 110 electric outlet and a nice place to park. We were given a tour of the facilities and a free cocktail. It’s such a friendly place that we decided to stay another night to avoid the rains and explore Shreveport.
The lodge amenities: A good size pool with slide that opens late May, swim team, home cooked meals on Wednesday nights, most Wednesday nights entertainment, lunch on Tuesday, meal on Friday nights, outside deck area, bbq’s, non-smoking lounge, smoking area, relaxing room, commercial kitchen, 6 rv parking spots with electric & water for $15.00 a night and more. The lodge has almost 900 members.
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