Fort Polk MWR
 Recreation: Marion Bonner and Trails

Across from BJACH, a two-lane track begins that takes foot traffic to North Fort and back. The trail is open to walkers and runners, and winds through hardwood forested hills in the south before giving way to the post's signature pine trees further to the north. All told, the round trip is a demanding 10 - mile trek.

There is a parking area just north of the main post that marks the entry to the twin ponds of Marion Bonner Recreation Area. This is also the start of a Nature Trail System, which features signs marking plant species indigenous to much of Louisiana. These may range from small wildflowers to towering oaks.

As you wander through the woodlands on these clearly marked paths, you will notice plenty of opportunities to set up a picnic for the family, complete with tables and grills. Many of the sites overlook the two ponds, which are regularly stocked with fish.

Marion Bonner Recreation Site & Nature Trail
(Chaffee Road · North of Baynes Jones Hospital and south of the North Fort Shoppette)