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Lake Martin

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Address: Breaux Bridge, LA
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
Description: This small lake contains an enormous amount and variety of wild animals...
This small lake contains an enormous amount and variety of wild animals and birds.
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Natural beauty

Great place to see nature. It is not over-run with tourists and other people. They have boat tour operators, but you can often see roseate spoonbills and alligators from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Pennsylvania
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Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Great place to see nature. It is not over-run with tourists and other people. They have boat tour operators, but you can often see roseate spoonbills and alligators from the road. Nice walking trail around lake

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you're ever in the area, be sure to stop in at Lake Martin. This beautiful wildlife preserve is home to many native animals, birds, and reptiles. We saw alligators in the water less than 10 feet from the bank and found alligator tracks in the mud on the trail. Be sure to go to the boardwalk at the South... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Very beautiful lake. You usually see alligators as you drive by the lake. And the birds are breathtaking during the nesting season.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The Nature Conservancy has again saved a beautiful portion of the U.S.A. with its Cypress Island Preserve at Lake Martin Louisiana (near Breaux Bridge). Although the visitor center was not open, we enjoyed a walk on the dike trail, soaking up the beauty of the cypress trees and the dark and clear waters of the swamp, listening to the birds,... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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175 reviews 175 reviews
50 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Lake Martin is one of the most favored settings for photographers filming birds and animals in their natural environs. It is close to Lafayette and well worth the time to visit. All self guided.

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Anchorage
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The boating experience in this area is so interesting as the waterways of the Bayou are worth u derstanding and the Lake is all part of the system.

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Needville, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Nature at its best. Sign up with Cajun Swamp Tours to really appreciate it! Butch will show you all the nature which is in this lake and the swamps he grew up in.

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Oakland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Explored the Swamplands in the Cajun Country and the Lake Martin area the one was of most interest. We took a boat out at sunset, the light was subdued and beautiful, the Cypress trees were magnificent, and the many birds and alligators were abundant.

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Casper, Wyoming
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I love the views and the birds and how close I got to a couple alligators in the wild and hated the mosquitoes.

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Sulphur, Louisiana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Lake Martin has a nice little store, boat docks, wildlife, beautiful cypress and tupelo trees. It is a beautiful, relaxing place to visit. Turn on your gps because there are lots of turns to get to it.

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