"We did not inherit the earth from our fathers. We borrowed it from our children."  - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our Misson

Our sole missoin is to reacclimate humans to nature and encourge personal responsibility in conserving our native plants, animals and habitats.
Full-Time Staff Contact: 

Kyle Patton
Curator of Natural Science
Steven "Cory" Garrard
Phone: (337) 291-8448
Mailing Address: APNS, 1205 East Alexander Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
Follow this Google Maps link to Nature Station trailhead and parking!
Nature Station Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 8am to 5pm
Saturday - Sunday: 11am to 5pm

** Trails are free and open everyday from dawn until dusk. Please note that visiting the Nature Station is also FREE of charge. **
From I-10, take Exit 104 (Louisiana Ave.). Go south on Louisiana Ave, towards Lafayette. Go to East Alexander Street and turn left. Go to the "Acadiana Park Campground and Nature Station" sign at Campground Road and turn left (campground road is just before Acadiana Park playground equipment). Park at Nature Station trail head on right (just before the campground office) then walk down the nature trail to the Nature Station.
 Acadiana Park Nature Station is a wheelchair accessible facility.
Special thanks and appreciation go to Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc., for their contributions in support of our educational efforts!

Hope and the future for me are not in lawns and cultivated fields, not in towns and cities, but in the impervious and quaking swamps. — Henry David Thoreau