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1725 Willow Street
Franklin, LA
United States
Phone: 985-853-1078
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish
Alligator Paddling Trail
1725 Willow Street
Franklin, LA 70538
United States
Phone: 985-853-1078
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

This birding loop runs through the Atchafalaya Basin. 

900 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd
Morgan City, LA 70380
United States
Phone: 985-380-8224
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

This birding loop runs through the Atchafalaya Basin. 

Morgan City
United States
US
St. Mary Parish Parish

The western containment levee of the Atchafalaya Basin at “Charenton Beach” offers an authentically rustic view into this massive swamp, the largest river swamp in North America. The boat launch is definitely utilitarian – a “working man’s boat launch” – and is used primarily by local fishermen. Just north of the boat launch, the water becomes very shallow as it runs eastward into the swamp proper, proving attractive to Spotted Sandpiper, Black-necked Stilt, and other shorebirds. Be sure to scan the horizons for large wading birds such as Anhinga and Great Egret, as well as Osprey, Bald Eagle, and other raptors (especially during the late fall, winter, and early spring months). The black willow-dominated woodland located just outside of the levee is often teaming with songbirds such as Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, White-eyed Vireo, Carolina Wren, Eastern Towhee, Swamp Sparrow (winter) and White-throated Sparrow (winter)

Charenton Beach Road
Charenton, LA 70523
United States
Phone: 800-256-2931
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

The western containment levee of the Atchafalaya Basin at “Charenton Beach” offers an authentically rustic view into this massive swamp, the largest river swamp in North America. The boat launch is definitely utilitarian – a “working man’s boat launch” – and is used primarily by local fishermen. Just north of the boat launch, the water becomes very shallow as it runs eastward into the swamp proper, proving attractive to Spotted Sandpiper, Black-necked Stilt, and other shorebirds. Be sure to scan the horizons for large wading birds such as Anhinga and Great Egret, as well as Osprey, Bald Eagle, and other raptors (especially during the late fall, winter, and early spring months). The black willow-dominated woodland located just outside of the levee is often teaming with songbirds such as Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, White-eyed Vireo, Carolina Wren, Eastern Towhee, Swamp Sparrow (winter) and White-throated Sparrow (winter)

70523 W Atchafalaya Basin Spillway Levee
Franklin 70538
United States
US
St. Mary Parish Parish

The Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area is a 137,695-acre area located at the mouths of the Atchafalaya River and the Wax Lake Outlet in St. Mary Parish. The area is located some 25 miles south of the towns of Morgan City and Calumet and is accessible only by boat. Most of the area consists of open water in Atchafalaya Bay. Within the Bay, two deltas (the Main Delta and the Wax Lake Delta) have formed from the accretion of sediments from the Atchafalaya River and from the deposition of dredged material by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Only about 27,000 acres are vegetated on these deltas. About 15,000 acres of marsh and scrubby habitat occur on the Main Delta, and about 12,000 acres of marsh occur on the Wax Lake Delta. Hunting on the Delta is primarily for waterfowl, deer, and rabbit. Deer hunting on the Main Delta (deer hunting on the Wax Lake Delta is not permitted) is restricted to archery hunting by adults and youth lottery gun hunts. Harvest per unit effort on deer is extremely high. Fur trapping, commercial fishing, recreational fishing (especially for redfish, catfish, bass, and bluegill) and alligator harvests also yield great returns. Non-consumptive recreational pursuits include boating, camping, and bird-watching, especially on the Main Delta. The area has two campground areas (with primitive restrooms) and has a number of pilings available for houseboat mooring. Overnight mooring is allowed via permit only (16-day permits or hunting season permits). Year-round mooring is prohibited. LDWF offers both lease and lottery opportunities. 

United States
Phone: 337-373-0032
US
St. Mary Parish Parish

The Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area is a 137,695-acre area located at the mouths of the Atchafalaya River and the Wax Lake Outlet in St. Mary Parish. The area is located some 25 miles south of the towns of Morgan City and Calumet and is accessible only by boat. Most of the area consists of open water in Atchafalaya Bay. Within the Bay, two deltas (the Main Delta and the Wax Lake Delta) have formed from the accretion of sediments from the Atchafalaya River and from the deposition of dredged material by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Only about 27,000 acres are vegetated on these deltas. About 15,000 acres of marsh and scrubby habitat occur on the Main Delta, and about 12,000 acres of marsh occur on the Wax Lake Delta. Hunting on the Delta is primarily for waterfowl, deer, and rabbit. Deer hunting on the Main Delta (deer hunting on the Wax Lake Delta is not permitted) is restricted to archery hunting by adults and youth lottery gun hunts. Harvest per unit effort on deer is extremely high. Fur trapping, commercial fishing, recreational fishing (especially for redfish, catfish, bass, and bluegill) and alligator harvests also yield great returns. Non-consumptive recreational pursuits include boating, camping, and bird-watching, especially on the Main Delta. The area has two campground areas (with primitive restrooms) and has a number of pilings available for houseboat mooring. Overnight mooring is allowed via permit only (16-day permits or hunting season permits). Year-round mooring is prohibited. LDWF offers both lease and lottery opportunities. 

Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area Franklin, LA 70538
United States
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Public, Audubon Golf Trail Course

400 Cotten Road
Patterson, LA 70392
United States
Phone: 985-395-4653
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Public, Audubon Golf Trail Course

Atchafalaya Golf Course at Idlewild
400 Cotten Road
Patterson, LA 70392
United States
Phone: 985-395-4653
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

The National Heritage Area encompasses 14 parishes (counties).

P. O. Box 2332
Morgan City, LA 70381
United States
Phone: 985-395-4905
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

The National Heritage Area encompasses 14 parishes (counties).

Atchafalaya National Heritage Area
P. O. Box 2332
Morgan City, LA 70381
United States
Phone: 985-395-4905
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Attakapas Wildlife Management Area, located in upper St. Mary Parish and in parts of lower St. Martin and Iberia Parishes, was acquired in 1976. The center of the area is situated about 20 miles NW of Morgan City and 10 miles NE of Franklin. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers owns a small tract of land that is also managed by La. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

Access to the 27,962 acre tract is by boat only, with major public launches available: (1) Millet Point, at St. Mary Parish Road 123, off of Hwy 87, (2) NNE of Charenton Of Hwy 326, (3) above Morgan City on Hwy 70, (4) off Hwy. 75 at Bayou Pigeon landing in Iberville Parish.

The terrain is characterized by flat swampland subject to periodic flooding and siltation from the Atchafalaya River. Areas adjacent to the River and spoil banks from dredging activities provide upland habitat and refuge areas during periods of high water. Many pockets in the management area have silted in and will continue to increase the land-to-water ratio.

The main overhead vegetation in the swamp is cypress and tupelo with some oak, maple and hackberry growing in the upland areas. Black willow is prevalent on the newly deposited lands, which are prevalent throughout the management area. Understory vegetation in upland tracts includes blackberry, deciduous holly, elderbery, and goldenrod. Greenbriars, peppervine, pokeweed, palmetto and switch cane. Common swamp plants are lizard tail, alligator weed, smartweed, coontail, pennywort and water hyacinth. In 1992, Hurricane Andrew caused wide scale destruction to the trees on Attakapas. The Department reforested many of the higher areas along the Atchafalaya River with cypress, ash, elm, water oak, nuttall oak, cherrybark oak, cow oak and other upland species. Also, roughly 30 miles of trails have been created and maintained around these reforested plots on the east and west sides of the Atchafalaya River.

Game animals most hunted on the management area are deer, rabbits and squirrels. Waterfowl hunting is also popular. Other animals present are beaver, nutria, otter, mink, muskrat, raccoon, bobcat, opossum, and alligator. Trapping is allowed for furbearing animals. Hawks, owls, shorebirds, and neo-tropical migrants are also present.

Crawfish, found throughout the spillway, provide commercial and recreational opportunities. Major fish caught in the area include catfish, mullet, bass, bluegill, gar, bowfin, and freshwater drum.

The self-clearing permit is required for hunters only. There are three primitive, remote camping areas on Attakapas. There is one camping area with picnic tables and running water located on St. Mary Parish Road 123 near Millet Point. Additional information may be obtained may be obtained from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, 5652 Hwy 182, Opelousas, Louisiana 70570.

NW of Morgan City
Morgan City, LA 70380
United States
Phone: 337-948-0255
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Attakapas Wildlife Management Area, located in upper St. Mary Parish and in parts of lower St. Martin and Iberia Parishes, was acquired in 1976. The center of the area is situated about 20 miles NW of Morgan City and 10 miles NE of Franklin. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers owns a small tract of land that is also managed by La. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

Access to the 27,962 acre tract is by boat only, with major public launches available: (1) Millet Point, at St. Mary Parish Road 123, off of Hwy 87, (2) NNE of Charenton Of Hwy 326, (3) above Morgan City on Hwy 70, (4) off Hwy. 75 at Bayou Pigeon landing in Iberville Parish.

The terrain is characterized by flat swampland subject to periodic flooding and siltation from the Atchafalaya River. Areas adjacent to the River and spoil banks from dredging activities provide upland habitat and refuge areas during periods of high water. Many pockets in the management area have silted in and will continue to increase the land-to-water ratio.

The main overhead vegetation in the swamp is cypress and tupelo with some oak, maple and hackberry growing in the upland areas. Black willow is prevalent on the newly deposited lands, which are prevalent throughout the management area. Understory vegetation in upland tracts includes blackberry, deciduous holly, elderbery, and goldenrod. Greenbriars, peppervine, pokeweed, palmetto and switch cane. Common swamp plants are lizard tail, alligator weed, smartweed, coontail, pennywort and water hyacinth. In 1992, Hurricane Andrew caused wide scale destruction to the trees on Attakapas. The Department reforested many of the higher areas along the Atchafalaya River with cypress, ash, elm, water oak, nuttall oak, cherrybark oak, cow oak and other upland species. Also, roughly 30 miles of trails have been created and maintained around these reforested plots on the east and west sides of the Atchafalaya River.

Game animals most hunted on the management area are deer, rabbits and squirrels. Waterfowl hunting is also popular. Other animals present are beaver, nutria, otter, mink, muskrat, raccoon, bobcat, opossum, and alligator. Trapping is allowed for furbearing animals. Hawks, owls, shorebirds, and neo-tropical migrants are also present.

Crawfish, found throughout the spillway, provide commercial and recreational opportunities. Major fish caught in the area include catfish, mullet, bass, bluegill, gar, bowfin, and freshwater drum.

The self-clearing permit is required for hunters only. There are three primitive, remote camping areas on Attakapas. There is one camping area with picnic tables and running water located on St. Mary Parish Road 123 near Millet Point. Additional information may be obtained may be obtained from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, 5652 Hwy 182, Opelousas, Louisiana 70570.

Franklin, LA
United States
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish
The annual Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival is held in Franklin's charming downtown to celebrate one of the Cajun Coast's most distinguished residents: the Louisiana black bear. The festival features educational seminars, children's activities, field trips, arts & crafts, food, music, and much more. Every April.
Downtown Franklin
Franklin, LA 70538
United States
Phone: 800-256-2931
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish
The annual Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival is held in Franklin's charming downtown to celebrate one of the Cajun Coast's most distinguished residents: the Louisiana black bear. The festival features educational seminars, children's activities, field trips, arts & crafts, food, music, and much more. Every April.
Franklin, LA
United States
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Boating, canoeing, kayaking, birding, fishing. Walking trail and elevated boardwalk.

Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge was established in 2001 with the primary purpose of aiding in con - servation efforts for the Louisiana Black Bear, a federally threatened subspecies of the American Black Bear. The refuge totals just under 10,000 acres and is subdivided into several units. Both the Garden City Unit and the Franklin Unit feature walking trails through live oak-dominated bottomland hardwood forest and cypress-tupelo swamp. The Franklin Unit also contains 2 canoe trails, as well as a driving trail bordering much of the Franklin Unit, connecting it to the Garden City Unit via a levee road along the Hanson Canal. Check the refuge headquarters for more information regarding trail access. Although little-documented due to the young age of the refuge, the avifauna here is both diverse and dense. Neotropical species such as Acadian Flycatcher, White-eyed and Red-eyed vireos, and Northern Parula, Yellow-throated, Prothonotary, and Hooded warblers nest in abundance. Year round residents include Wood Duck, Red-shouldered Hawk, Mourning Dove, Barred Owl, Red-bellied, Downy, Hairy and Pileated woodpeckers, Carolina Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, and many others Common winter birds include Red-tailed Hawk, Belted Kingfisher, Eastern Phoebe, Tree Swallow, House Wren, Winter Wren, Hermit Thrush, Savannah Sparrow, and American Goldfinch. 

1725 Willow St.
Franklin, LA 70538
United States
Phone: 985-853-1078
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Boating, canoeing, kayaking, birding, fishing. Walking trail and elevated boardwalk.

Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge was established in 2001 with the primary purpose of aiding in con - servation efforts for the Louisiana Black Bear, a federally threatened subspecies of the American Black Bear. The refuge totals just under 10,000 acres and is subdivided into several units. Both the Garden City Unit and the Franklin Unit feature walking trails through live oak-dominated bottomland hardwood forest and cypress-tupelo swamp. The Franklin Unit also contains 2 canoe trails, as well as a driving trail bordering much of the Franklin Unit, connecting it to the Garden City Unit via a levee road along the Hanson Canal. Check the refuge headquarters for more information regarding trail access. Although little-documented due to the young age of the refuge, the avifauna here is both diverse and dense. Neotropical species such as Acadian Flycatcher, White-eyed and Red-eyed vireos, and Northern Parula, Yellow-throated, Prothonotary, and Hooded warblers nest in abundance. Year round residents include Wood Duck, Red-shouldered Hawk, Mourning Dove, Barred Owl, Red-bellied, Downy, Hairy and Pileated woodpeckers, Carolina Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, and many others Common winter birds include Red-tailed Hawk, Belted Kingfisher, Eastern Phoebe, Tree Swallow, House Wren, Winter Wren, Hermit Thrush, Savannah Sparrow, and American Goldfinch. 

Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge
1725 Willow St.
Franklin, LA 70538
United States
Phone: 985-853-1078
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish
Bayou Teche
Jeanerette, LA
United States
Phone: 985-395-4905
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish
Bayou Teche Paddling Trail
Bayou Teche
Jeanerette, LA
United States
Phone: 985-395-4905
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Byway traverses through St. Mary Parish (county), Iberia and St. Martin Parishes (counties)

Hwy. 182
Morgan City, LA 70380
United States
Phone: 985-380-8224
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Wooden boat owners and enthusiasts gather along scenic Bayou Teche in downtown Franklin, Louisiana. The Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show, held in conjunction with the Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival, has become one of the fastest-growing venues for wooden vessels, both antique and modern, in the Southeast, yet it remains a laid-back event.

Past shows have featured hand-crafted Cajun skiffs and bateaus of cypress, wooden sailboats, classic Chris Craft, Garwood, Correct Craft, Lyman and Thompson runabouts, cypress pirogues and dugouts, as well as many other varieties of boats from various regions of the United States and abroad. Every April.

Parc sur la Teche
Teche Drive
Franklin, LA 70538
United States
Phone: 337-828-3706
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Wooden boat owners and enthusiasts gather along scenic Bayou Teche in downtown Franklin, Louisiana. The Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show, held in conjunction with the Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival, has become one of the fastest-growing venues for wooden vessels, both antique and modern, in the Southeast, yet it remains a laid-back event.

Past shows have featured hand-crafted Cajun skiffs and bateaus of cypress, wooden sailboats, classic Chris Craft, Garwood, Correct Craft, Lyman and Thompson runabouts, cypress pirogues and dugouts, as well as many other varieties of boats from various regions of the United States and abroad. Every April.

Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show
Teche Drive
Franklin, LA 70538
United States
Phone: 337-828-3706
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish
Bayou Teche
Patterson, LA
United States
Phone: 985-395-4905
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish
Bayou Teche/Lower Atchafalaya Paddling Trail
Bayou Teche
Patterson, LA
United States
Phone: 985-395-4905
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish
The Berwick Walking Trail traverses bottomland hardwood forest, open fields, and a network of canals. The dominant woodlands are filled during the spring and summer months with Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Red-bellied and Downy woodpeckers, Loggerhead Shrike, White-eyed Vireo, Fish Crow, Blue Jay, Carolina Chickadee, Carolina Wren, Brown Thrasher,and Northern Cardinal. During fall migration, look for Eastern Kingbird, Gray Catbird, Swainson’s, Wood and Gray-cheeked thrushes as well as Summer and Scarlet tanagers. In winter, look for Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, and Orange-crowned and Yellow-rumped warblers. Search along the canal edges for Sora, House Wren, and Common Yellowthroat, along with Swamp and Lincoln’s sparrows. Follow the levees along the canals to a large open field where American Kestrel, Tree Swallow, and Eastern Meadowlark, along with other opencountry sparrows and blackbirds, may be found.
Gilmore Drive
Berwick, LA 70342
United States
Phone: 985-380-8224
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish
The Berwick Walking Trail traverses bottomland hardwood forest, open fields, and a network of canals. The dominant woodlands are filled during the spring and summer months with Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Red-bellied and Downy woodpeckers, Loggerhead Shrike, White-eyed Vireo, Fish Crow, Blue Jay, Carolina Chickadee, Carolina Wren, Brown Thrasher,and Northern Cardinal. During fall migration, look for Eastern Kingbird, Gray Catbird, Swainson’s, Wood and Gray-cheeked thrushes as well as Summer and Scarlet tanagers. In winter, look for Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, and Orange-crowned and Yellow-rumped warblers. Search along the canal edges for Sora, House Wren, and Common Yellowthroat, along with Swamp and Lincoln’s sparrows. Follow the levees along the canals to a large open field where American Kestrel, Tree Swallow, and Eastern Meadowlark, along with other opencountry sparrows and blackbirds, may be found.
Gilmore Drive
Berwick 70342
United States
US
St. Mary Parish Parish
1725 Willow Street
Franklin, LA 70538
United States
Phone: 985-853-1078
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish
Black Bear Paddling Trail
1725 Willow Street
Franklin, LA 70538
United States
Phone: 985-853-1078
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Boating and Fishing - Bass, Freshwater, Trout and Redfish.

Charter fishing at its best. Blue water, brackish, fresh. Trips are all inclusive. We customize trips for your convenience if necessary. Full day and half days available. Over 30 years experience. Come fish with the best.

7209 Hwy. 182 E.
Morgan City, LA 70380
United States
Phone: 985-384-2070, 985-518-4277
Fax: 985-384-1955
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Boating and Fishing - Bass, Freshwater, Trout and Redfish.

Charter fishing at its best. Blue water, brackish, fresh. Trips are all inclusive. We customize trips for your convenience if necessary. Full day and half days available. Over 30 years experience. Come fish with the best.

Blu Rebel Charters
7209 Hwy. 182 E.
Morgan City, LA 70380
United States
Phone: 985-384-2070, 985-518-4277
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Water, sewer, electricity, cable, Internet

10671 Hwy. 182 E.
Amelia, LA 70340
United States
Phone: 985-518-1698
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Water, sewer, electricity, cable, Internet

Bridgeside RV Park
10671 Hwy. 182 E.
Amelia, LA 70340
United States
Phone: 985-518-1698
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Semi-Private, 9 hole golf course

167 Belleview Lane
Franklin, LA 70538
United States
Phone: 337-828-2572
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Semi-Private, 9 hole golf course

Broken Pine Golf & Country Club
167 Belleview Lane
Franklin, LA 70538
United States
Phone: 337-828-2572
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

A 9.5 acre park in a natural setting next to lovely Lake Palourde (a French word meaning "shellfish"). The 106 ft. tall carillon tower contains 61 bronze bells which were cast in Holland. Bells play two selections every 15 minutes. The park is a designated bird sanctuary and a must for naturalists and photography buffs.

Although small, Brownell Park provides one of the most serene, idyllic, and refreshing experiences in coastal Louisiana. Situated on the western shore of Lake Palourde amidst a pristine baldcypress-tupelo gum swamp, the park offers a walking path, foot bridges, a modest visitors center, restrooms, and well-placed benches.

Expect regular encounters with Carolina Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Wren, and Northern Cardinal on a year round basis. At certain times of the year, various species tend to gather at the lake in substantially large numbers. Examples include hundreds of American White Pelicans and thousands of Double-crested Cormorants throughout the winter months.

The Southern Bald Eagle is another common winter sight.In early spring, northbound Yellow-rumped Warblers use Brownell as a staging area of sorts. Dozens can be observed on any given day between late February and mid-April. From mid-April through early June, similar numbers of Prothonotary Warblers
can be seen at the swamp on a daily basis. By mid-June, most of these birds will settle down in the area as local breeders.

In August and early September, large numbers of fall-migrating Yellow Warblers use Brownell Park as a staging area, just as the
Yellow-rumpeds did six months earlier.

3359 Hwy. 70
Morgan City, LA 70380
United States
Phone: 985-384-2283
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

A 9.5 acre park in a natural setting next to lovely Lake Palourde (a French word meaning "shellfish"). The 106 ft. tall carillon tower contains 61 bronze bells which were cast in Holland. Bells play two selections every 15 minutes. The park is a designated bird sanctuary and a must for naturalists and photography buffs.

Although small, Brownell Park provides one of the most serene, idyllic, and refreshing experiences in coastal Louisiana. Situated on the western shore of Lake Palourde amidst a pristine baldcypress-tupelo gum swamp, the park offers a walking path, foot bridges, a modest visitors center, restrooms, and well-placed benches.

Expect regular encounters with Carolina Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Wren, and Northern Cardinal on a year round basis. At certain times of the year, various species tend to gather at the lake in substantially large numbers. Examples include hundreds of American White Pelicans and thousands of Double-crested Cormorants throughout the winter months.

The Southern Bald Eagle is another common winter sight.In early spring, northbound Yellow-rumped Warblers use Brownell as a staging area of sorts. Dozens can be observed on any given day between late February and mid-April. From mid-April through early June, similar numbers of Prothonotary Warblers
can be seen at the swamp on a daily basis. By mid-June, most of these birds will settle down in the area as local breeders.

In August and early September, large numbers of fall-migrating Yellow Warblers use Brownell Park as a staging area, just as the
Yellow-rumpeds did six months earlier.

3359 Hwy. 70
Morgan City 70380
United States
Phone: 985-384-2283
US
St. Mary Parish Parish

saltwater fishing,speckle trout, redfish

Cypremort Point, LA
United States
Phone: 337-277-1316
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

saltwater fishing,speckle trout, redfish

Bulls Eye Charters Cypremort Point, LA
United States
Phone: 337-277-1316
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Offers a picturesque view of East Cote Blanche Bay. Swimming, fishing, picnic tables with shelters, electricity, water, sewerage hookup and public boat launch. Dump station. 35 campsites.

Burns Point Boat Launch & RV Campground
Hwy. 317 south of Centerville
Centerville, LA 70522
United States
Phone: (337) 836-9784
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Offers a picturesque view of East Cote Blanche Bay. Swimming, fishing, picnic tables with shelters, electricity, water, sewerage hookup and public boat launch. Dump station. 35 campsites.

Burns Point Boat Launch & RV Campground
Hwy 317
Centerville, LA 70522
United States
Phone: (337) 836-9784
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Step inside the Cajun Coast Welcome and Interpretative Center to learn about the flora and fauna of South Louisiana and then step outside to experience it first-hand.

The interpretative center includes eight themed pods giving a glimpse of the diversity of St. Mary Parish and a diorama featuring a cypress tree complete with all the flora and fauna that a South Louisiana swamp is famous for.

Then, step into an unspoiled South Louisiana swamp by stepping outside our doors. As you stroll the covered walkway around the building, view tupleo and cypress trees, hear cicada, spy an American Bald Eagle or catch a glimpse of Cayenne — the 6-foot American Alligator who lives in the swamp behind the visitor center.

Watch Cayenne’s first clutch learn how to navigate swamp life as the young alligators swim just below the rail under mama’s watchful eye.
Exit U.S. 90 at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Morgan City. Your adventure awaits.

900 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd
Morgan City, LA 70380
United States
Phone: 985-380-8224
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Step inside the Cajun Coast Welcome and Interpretative Center to learn about the flora and fauna of South Louisiana and then step outside to experience it first-hand.

The interpretative center includes eight themed pods giving a glimpse of the diversity of St. Mary Parish and a diorama featuring a cypress tree complete with all the flora and fauna that a South Louisiana swamp is famous for.

Then, step into an unspoiled South Louisiana swamp by stepping outside our doors. As you stroll the covered walkway around the building, view tupleo and cypress trees, hear cicada, spy an American Bald Eagle or catch a glimpse of Cayenne — the 6-foot American Alligator who lives in the swamp behind the visitor center.

Watch Cayenne’s first clutch learn how to navigate swamp life as the young alligators swim just below the rail under mama’s watchful eye.
Exit U.S. 90 at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Morgan City. Your adventure awaits.

900 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd
Morgan City, LA 70380
United States
Phone: 985-380-8224
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Boating, swamp tour or birdwatching. Sit back, relax and let Cajun Jack serve as your guide to explore the untouched natural beauty of the Atchafalaya Basin. Learn about the Cajun culture of the swamp lands, fur trapping, crabbing and crawfishing Tours last approximately 2 ½ hours. Reservations recommended. Tours leave at 9 am and 2:30 pm, daily.

  • Call for prices, reservations
  • Handicap accessible
118 Main Street
Patterson, LA 70392
United States
Phone: 985-395-7420
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Boating, swamp tour or birdwatching. Sit back, relax and let Cajun Jack serve as your guide to explore the untouched natural beauty of the Atchafalaya Basin. Learn about the Cajun culture of the swamp lands, fur trapping, crabbing and crawfishing Tours last approximately 2 ½ hours. Reservations recommended. Tours leave at 9 am and 2:30 pm, daily.

  • Call for prices, reservations
  • Handicap accessible
Cajun Jacks Swamp Tour
118 Main Street
Patterson, LA 70392
United States
Phone: 985-395-7420
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Electric, water, sewer, cable, dump station

832 Martin Luther King Rd.
Charenton, LA 70523
United States
Phone: 800-284-4386
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Electric, water, sewer, cable, dump station

Chitimacha Tribe of LA RV Park
832 Martin Luther King Rd.
Charenton, LA 70523
United States
Phone: 800-284-4386
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

As you follow this road through bottomland hardwood forest, check the ground periodically for colonies of southern shield fern. In summer, the woodlands host Mississippi Kite, Red-shouldered and Broad-winged hawks, Barred Owl, Red-bellied, Downy, Hairy, and Pileated woodpeckers, Acadian Flycatcher, White-eyed and Red-eyed vireos, Blue Jay, Fish Crow, Carolina Chickadee, Carolina Wren, and Prothonotary, Hooded, and Kentucky warblers.

During winter, expect additions such as Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Eastern Phoebe, Blue-headed Vireo, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-throated Sparrow, and Rusty Blackbird.

Spring and fall migrations bring additional species of vireos, thrushes, warblers, tanagers, buntings and orioles. The cattails, rushes, and other emergent vegetation along the canal edges and large “bar-pit” can hold American and Least bitterns, Common Yellowthroat, Swamp Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, and Orchard Oriole. Look also for Great and Snowy egrets and Little Blue, Green, and Tricolor herons.

During the winter months, these wet sites also attract Great Blue Heron, White Ibis, Pied-billed Grebe, Double-crested and Neotropic cormorants, Lesser Scaup, and Ring-necked Duck, along with raptors such as Red-tailed and Sharp-shinned hawks, Merlin, and American Kestrel.

Enjoy lunch at Atchafalaya Golf Course

Cotten Road
Patterson, LA 70392
United States
Phone: 985-395-4653
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

As you follow this road through bottomland hardwood forest, check the ground periodically for colonies of southern shield fern. In summer, the woodlands host Mississippi Kite, Red-shouldered and Broad-winged hawks, Barred Owl, Red-bellied, Downy, Hairy, and Pileated woodpeckers, Acadian Flycatcher, White-eyed and Red-eyed vireos, Blue Jay, Fish Crow, Carolina Chickadee, Carolina Wren, and Prothonotary, Hooded, and Kentucky warblers.

During winter, expect additions such as Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Eastern Phoebe, Blue-headed Vireo, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-throated Sparrow, and Rusty Blackbird.

Spring and fall migrations bring additional species of vireos, thrushes, warblers, tanagers, buntings and orioles. The cattails, rushes, and other emergent vegetation along the canal edges and large “bar-pit” can hold American and Least bitterns, Common Yellowthroat, Swamp Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, and Orchard Oriole. Look also for Great and Snowy egrets and Little Blue, Green, and Tricolor herons.

During the winter months, these wet sites also attract Great Blue Heron, White Ibis, Pied-billed Grebe, Double-crested and Neotropic cormorants, Lesser Scaup, and Ring-necked Duck, along with raptors such as Red-tailed and Sharp-shinned hawks, Merlin, and American Kestrel.

Enjoy lunch at Atchafalaya Golf Course

Cotten Road
Patterson, LA 70392
United States
Phone: 985-395-4653
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish
West Cote Blanche Bay/East Cote Blance Bay
Cypremort Point, LA
United States
Phone: 985-395-4905
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish
Cypremort Point State Park
306 Beach Ln
Cypremort Point, LA 70538
United States
Phone: 985-395-4905
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Six waterfront cabins offering the scenic beauty of Vermilion Bay. Each cabin sleeps up to 8, fully equipped with towels, bed lining, microwave, stove, refrigerator with top freezer, dishwasher, pots and pans, trash bags, toilet paper, boat slip.
Picnic areas, restrooms, 1/2 mile man-made beach, swimming, sailboat launch, boat dock behind cabins, outside showers, pavilions with BBQ pits, and a fishing pier. Accessible boat launch outside park.
 

Cypremort Point State Park
306 Beach Lane
Cypremort Point, LA 70538
United States
Phone: (888) 867-4510
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Six waterfront cabins offering the scenic beauty of Vermilion Bay. Each cabin sleeps up to 8, fully equipped with towels, bed lining, microwave, stove, refrigerator with top freezer, dishwasher, pots and pans, trash bags, toilet paper, boat slip.
Picnic areas, restrooms, 1/2 mile man-made beach, swimming, sailboat launch, boat dock behind cabins, outside showers, pavilions with BBQ pits, and a fishing pier. Accessible boat launch outside park.
 

Cypremort Point State Park
306 Beach Lane
Cypremort Point, LA 70538
United States
Phone: (888) 867-4510
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Cabins and beach area. Listed as Site 6-1 on America's Wetland Birding Trail - St. Mary Loop.

Perched at the northeastern edge of Vermilion Bay, Cypremort Point State Park offers a convenient view of beach-associated bird life. Indeed, the vegetation here is represented by a small tract of brackish marsh and a colony of wax myrtle adjacent to the overnight cabins. Laughing Gulls and Boat-tailed Grackles are year round residents here, and have become so tame that they serve as the park’s mascots, if not escorts.

During spring and summer these two species are dressed in all of their nuptial finery, presenting an attractive sight to all who view them.

While at Cypremort Point State Park, look also for Clapper Rail, Common Yellowthroat, and Savannah Sparrow (fall, winter, spring) around the brackish marsh.

Additional seabirds to be on the lookout for include Ring-billed Gull (fall, winter, spring) and Forster’s, Caspian, and possibly Royal terns. During migrational periods, Least and Black terns are likely to make appearances, along with shorebirds such as Killdeer, Black-bellied Plover, Willet, and Ruddy Turnstone, among others. Be on the lookout also for the introduced semi-aquatic Nutria, as well as Muskrat, and American Alligator

306 Beach Lane
Cypremort Point, LA 70538
United States
Phone: 337-867-4510
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Cabins and beach area. Listed as Site 6-1 on America's Wetland Birding Trail - St. Mary Loop.

Perched at the northeastern edge of Vermilion Bay, Cypremort Point State Park offers a convenient view of beach-associated bird life. Indeed, the vegetation here is represented by a small tract of brackish marsh and a colony of wax myrtle adjacent to the overnight cabins. Laughing Gulls and Boat-tailed Grackles are year round residents here, and have become so tame that they serve as the park’s mascots, if not escorts.

During spring and summer these two species are dressed in all of their nuptial finery, presenting an attractive sight to all who view them.

While at Cypremort Point State Park, look also for Clapper Rail, Common Yellowthroat, and Savannah Sparrow (fall, winter, spring) around the brackish marsh.

Additional seabirds to be on the lookout for include Ring-billed Gull (fall, winter, spring) and Forster’s, Caspian, and possibly Royal terns. During migrational periods, Least and Black terns are likely to make appearances, along with shorebirds such as Killdeer, Black-bellied Plover, Willet, and Ruddy Turnstone, among others. Be on the lookout also for the introduced semi-aquatic Nutria, as well as Muskrat, and American Alligator

Cypremort Point, LA
United States
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Located next to Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel. 30 campsites. Electric, water, sewer hookups. Dump station on site. Shuttle service to casino available. 24 hour video surveillance. 

Cypress Bayou Casino RV Park
832 Martin Luther King Road
Charenton, LA 70523
United States
Phone: (800) 284-4386
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Located next to Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel. 30 campsites. Electric, water, sewer hookups. Dump station on site. Shuttle service to casino available. 24 hour video surveillance. 

Cypress Bayou Casino RV Park
832 Martin Luther King Road
Charenton, LA 70523
United States
Phone: (800) 284-4386
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

The Atchafalaya Basin, the largest overflow swamp in the country, is home to an abundance of wildlife, including rare and endangered species such as the American bald eagle.

The Eagle Expo - held annually in February - includes boat tours into various waterways to view eagle nests; a raptor show; presentations on the American bald eagle, wildlife, flora, fauna and the culture of the area by wildlife professionals and photographers; and much more.

Registration required.

Morgan City, Stephensville
Morgan City, LA 70380
United States
Phone: 985-380-8224
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

The Atchafalaya Basin, the largest overflow swamp in the country, is home to an abundance of wildlife, including rare and endangered species such as the American bald eagle.

The Eagle Expo - held annually in February - includes boat tours into various waterways to view eagle nests; a raptor show; presentations on the American bald eagle, wildlife, flora, fauna and the culture of the area by wildlife professionals and photographers; and much more.

Registration required.

Morgan City, Stephensville
Morgan City, LA 70380
United States
Phone: 985-380-8224
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish
Franklin
Franklin, LA
United States
Phone: 985-395-4905
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish
Franklin Paddling Trail
Franklin
Franklin, LA
United States
Phone: 985-395-4905
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Rest stop

15307 Hwy. 90 W./Frontage Road
Franklin, LA 70538
United States
Phone: 337-828-2555
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Rest stop

15307 Hwy. 90 W./Frontage Road
Franklin, LA 70538
United States
Phone: 337-828-2555
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish
Charenton Beach Road
Charenton, LA
United States
Phone: 985-395-4905
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish
Grand Avoille Cove Paddling Trail
Charenton Beach Road
Charenton, LA
United States
Phone: 985-395-4905
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish
Welcome fall with all-day festivities, til 6:30 p.m., on Franklin's charming Main Street, featuring live music; children activities; a classic car show, arts and crafts booths, 5K Run/Walk, concessions and special retail promotions. Held annually in October.
Franklin Main Street
Franklin, LA
United States
Phone: 800-256-2931
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish
Welcome fall with all-day festivities, til 6:30 p.m., on Franklin's charming Main Street, featuring live music; children activities; a classic car show, arts and crafts booths, 5K Run/Walk, concessions and special retail promotions. Held annually in October.
Franklin
United States
US
St. Mary Parish Parish

44 sites with full hook-up with 50 amps. 160 sites with 30 amp, water and electricity. 26 sites with 30 amp, water, electricity and sewage. Access to Patterson Civic Center for social events. Interior roads are hard surfaced. Two dump stations. On-site amenities include pavilions, restroom/showers, Atchafalaya Golf Course at Idlewild, tennis courts, ball fields, nature trails, playground and sanctioned horseshoe facility. Louisiana State Museum (Wedell-Williams Aviation Museum/Cypress Sawmill Exhibit) on site. 300 acres. Rally camping welcomed.

Kemper Williams Park & Campground
Cotten Road off Hwy. 90
Patterson, LA 70392
United States
Phone: (985) 395-2298
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

44 sites with full hook-up with 50 amps. 160 sites with 30 amp, water and electricity. 26 sites with 30 amp, water, electricity and sewage. Access to Patterson Civic Center for social events. Interior roads are hard surfaced. Two dump stations. On-site amenities include pavilions, restroom/showers, Atchafalaya Golf Course at Idlewild, tennis courts, ball fields, nature trails, playground and sanctioned horseshoe facility. Louisiana State Museum (Wedell-Williams Aviation Museum/Cypress Sawmill Exhibit) on site. 300 acres. Rally camping welcomed.

Kemper Williams Park & Campground
Cotten Road
Patterson, LA 70392
United States
Phone: (985) 395-2298
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Beautiful area on Lake with camping.

2300 Hwy. 70
Morgan City, LA 70380
United States
Phone: 985-380-4623
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Beautiful area on Lake with camping.

2300 Hwy. 70
Morgan City, LA 70380
United States
Phone: 985-380-4623
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Camping on Lake

2300 Hwy. 70
Morgan City, LA 70380
United States
Phone: 985-380-4623
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Camping on Lake

Lake End Park
2300 Hwy. 70
Morgan City, LA 70380
United States
Phone: 985-380-4623
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

147 back-in sites and 10 pull-through sites, 30 sites shaded by trees. Interior roads are paved and gravel. All sites have sewer, water and electric hookups. Dump station on site. 50 amp hookups available. On-site amenities include security, restrooms, showers, lake access, fishing, playground, beach, swimming, recreation hall, boat launch and laundry facilities. Can accommodate small groups. 20 tent sites. Call for information about their NEW Lake Houses for rent.

Lake End Park and Campground
2300 Hwy. 70
Morgan City, LA 70380
United States
Phone: (985) 380-4623
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

147 back-in sites and 10 pull-through sites, 30 sites shaded by trees. Interior roads are paved and gravel. All sites have sewer, water and electric hookups. Dump station on site. 50 amp hookups available. On-site amenities include security, restrooms, showers, lake access, fishing, playground, beach, swimming, recreation hall, boat launch and laundry facilities. Can accommodate small groups. 20 tent sites. Call for information about their NEW Lake Houses for rent.

Lake End Park and Campground
2300 Hwy. 70
Morgan City, LA 70380
United States
Phone: (985) 380-4623
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Tap your toes and tempt your taste buds at Louisiana’s oldest state-chartered harvest festival. The four-day extravaganza of family entertainment includes continuous live music by local and national acts, a huge arts & crafts show and sale, a Children’s Village, the Cajun Culinary Classic, the traditional Blessing of the Fleet and water parade—all with no gate fee!

• Voted Best Festival by Louisiana Association of Fairs & Festivals.
• Selected as a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society, the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism and Louisiana Office of Tourism.
• Named a Top 100 Event by the American Bus Association.

Labor Day weekend.

Downtown Morgan City
Morgan City, LA
United States
Phone: 985-385-0703
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Tap your toes and tempt your taste buds at Louisiana’s oldest state-chartered harvest festival. The four-day extravaganza of family entertainment includes continuous live music by local and national acts, a huge arts & crafts show and sale, a Children’s Village, the Cajun Culinary Classic, the traditional Blessing of the Fleet and water parade—all with no gate fee!

• Voted Best Festival by Louisiana Association of Fairs & Festivals.
• Selected as a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society, the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism and Louisiana Office of Tourism.
• Named a Top 100 Event by the American Bus Association.

Labor Day weekend.

Morgan City
United States
US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Beautiful lake area

2300 Hwy. 70
Morgan City, LA 70380
United States
Phone: 985-380-4623
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Beautiful lake area

2300 Hwy. 70
Morgan City, LA 70380
United States
Phone: 985-380-4623
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish
P.O. Box 2332
Morgan City, LA 70381
United States
Phone: 985-380-8224
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish
Highway 182
Morgan City 70381
United States
US
St. Mary Parish Parish
1725 Willow Street
Franklin, LA 70538
United States
Phone: 985-853-1078
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish
Palmetto Hiking Trail
1725 Willow Street
Franklin, LA 70538
United States
Phone: 985-853-1078
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

This top 20 Southeast Tourism Society event honors an industry that was vital to the local economy at the turn of the century. The Sawmill Festival is a family event featuring continuous live music, a cypress sawmill display, numerous tournaments, a passe partout (two-person saw) contest, arts & crafts, a Cajun cook-off, rides and games, fireworks and the terrific food that made Cajun Country famous.

Kemper Williams Park
264 Cotten Rd.
Patterson, LA 70392
United States
Phone: 985-395-3720
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

This top 20 Southeast Tourism Society event honors an industry that was vital to the local economy at the turn of the century. The Sawmill Festival is a family event featuring continuous live music, a cypress sawmill display, numerous tournaments, a passe partout (two-person saw) contest, arts & crafts, a Cajun cook-off, rides and games, fireworks and the terrific food that made Cajun Country famous.

Patterson
United States
US
St. Mary Parish Parish
Pierre Part
Pierre Part, LA
United States
Phone: 985-395-4905
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish
Pierre Part Paddling Trail
Pierre Part
Pierre Part, LA
United States
Phone: 985-395-4905
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Semi-Private, 9 hole, recently redesigned

581 Fairview Drive
Berwick, LA 70342
United States
Phone: 985-384-8500
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Semi-Private, 9 hole, recently redesigned

St. Mary Golf & Country Club
581 Fairview Drive
Berwick, LA 70342
United States
Phone: 985-384-8500
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Stop at Gros Marina or Mosquito Bar

Hwy. 1397
Stephensville, LA 70380
United States
Phone: 985-380-8224
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Stop at Gros Marina or Mosquito Bar

Hwy. 1397
Stephensville, LA 70380
United States
Phone: 985-380-8224
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Tour du Rouge is a bicycle tour from Houston to New Orleans for a coastal biking adventure. It is a six-day ride with a stop over in Morgan City.

LA
United States
Phone: 713-313-1635
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Tour du Rouge is a bicycle tour from Houston to New Orleans for a coastal biking adventure. It is a six-day ride with a stop over in Morgan City.

Morgan City 70380
United States
US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Louisianas Paddle Adventure Canoe Race

Berwick, LA 70342
United States
Phone: 337-394-6232
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Louisianas Paddle Adventure Canoe Race

Berwick
United States
US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Louisianas Paddle Adventure Canoe Race

Berwick, LA, LA
United States
Phone: 337-394-6232
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

Louisianas Paddle Adventure Canoe Race

Tour du Teche Berwick, LA, LA
United States
Phone: 337-394-6232
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

13 back-in sites, all shaded by trees. Interior roads are blacktop. All sites have sewer, water and electric hookups. Dump station. Onsite amenities include water access, fishing and boat launch.

Verret's RV Campground
1255 Stephensville Road
Stephensville, LA 70380
United States
Phone: (985) 384-7931
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish

13 back-in sites, all shaded by trees. Interior roads are blacktop. All sites have sewer, water and electric hookups. Dump station. Onsite amenities include water access, fishing and boat launch.

Verret's RV Campground
1255 Stephensville Road
Stephensville, LA 70380
United States
Phone: (985) 384-7931
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish
1725 Willow Street
Franklin, LA
United States
Phone: 985-853-1078
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish
Wood Duck Paddling Trail
1725 Willow Street
Franklin, LA
United States
Phone: 985-853-1078
Louisiana US
St. Mary Parish Parish
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