University Lakes & Bird Sanctuary

University Lakes & Bird Sanctuary (HM29ER)

Location: Baton Rouge, LA 70808 East Baton Rouge Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 24.463', W 91° 10.314'

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About The Area
Stretching from Milford Wampold Memorial
Park, affectionately known as "Baton Rouge
Beach," to the City-Brooks Community Park golf
course, the LSU lakes-University Lake and City
Park Lake-lie on LSU''''s eastern edge and
provide a scenic backdrop for the residence
halls and fraternity and sorority houses. The
lakes are an outdoor hotspot, and at any time of
day you can find people jogging around, fishing
in, or kayaking on them.Originally a cypress swamp, the
Works Progress Administration
cleared the area out in the 1930s,
creating the lakes. The lakes were
dredged again between 1979-81,
and the material dredged up was
used to create Baton Rouge Beach
and the LSU bird sanctuary.Sixty-five percent of all bird species in Louisiana
have been spotted at the lakes, making the lakes as
popular among avians as they are among humans.
Also, due to Baton Rouge's location at the southern
end of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley bird
migration route, many species of birds spend their
winters "vacationing" at the lakes, most notably
American White Pelicans.
HM NumberHM29ER
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 675605 N 3365383
Decimal Degrees30.40771667, -91.17190000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 24.463', W 91° 10.314'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 24' 27.78" N, 91° 10' 18.84" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)225
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3 S Stadium Dr, Baton Rouge LA 70808, US
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