Outdoor Recreation on and Around the Northshore

Outdoor Recreation on and Around the Northshore

Louisiana and Mississippi have many different options close by to enjoy the outdoors. There are plenty of rolling hills, swamp walks, and wooded forests, rivers, lakes, swamps, and more. You can check out a few of the local hot-spots and options below.

Hiking

Kayaking and Canoeing Launch Sites

  • Cane Bayou is a local favorite. It’s a great trip through hardwoods and march that ends at Lake Pontchartrain. You’ll find it where Hwy 190 crosses Cane Bayou. 
  • The Bayou Bonfouca launch site is located at the Heritage Park Boat launch in Slidell, LA
  • The Tchefuncte River has several options. There is the end of Lake Rd in Madisonville that places you near Lake Pontchartrain, The Hwy 22 Bridge in the town of Madisonville, Three Rivers Rd a little further up-river, and the 4th Street boat launch that gives you the option of heading further up-river to get away from the boat traffic and access to the Bogue Falaya and Abita Rivers.
  • Lake Road or Big Branch Wildlife Refuge are great places to launch in Lacombe, LA. Check out https://www.bayouadventure.com/ for tours or rental options. 

Fishing

Several of the campgrounds listed HERE also have great options for fishing with the ponds, rivers and lakes on site. Here are some other spots that don’t require a boat to fish. 

  • The Parish of St. Tammany built a pier a couple years ago in Slidell, LA that extends out into Lake Pontchartrain. At times, people catch Redfish, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead and a few others. http://www.sttammanyfishingpier.com/
  • Mandeville’s Sunset Point also has a fishing pier just east of the causeway on Lake Pontchartrain. http://www.cityofmandeville.com/public-parks
  • Lake Rd in Lacombe is popular for crabing and fishing on the road side. 

Birdwatching 

Louisiana is home to some beautiful birds and other wildlife. Here are some of the popular trails and viewing areas.

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