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Address: Tchefuncte River, Madisonville, LA
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Madisonville Lighthouse

has to be seen by boat to get close. Someone built a house at the end of the main road. Makes it hard to get good photos of a beautiful light house because they closed off the end... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2015
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Madisonville, Louisiana
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Madisonville, Louisiana
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

has to be seen by boat to get close. Someone built a house at the end of the main road. Makes it hard to get good photos of a beautiful light house because they closed off the end of the road close to the lake.....If you have a boat it's all good for taking closeup pictures.

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Madisonville, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

you can not go in the light house the best way to see the light house is by boat makes excellent sunset pictures you can the light house keepers house at the museum

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nolaqueen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

I love lighthouses and I go out to this area of the lake often and you can see the lighthouse but are unable to access it. The is a museum in town with history but I would love to get a closer look at it without having to get in a boat!

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Thank nolaqueen
Madisonville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The lighthouse is not accessible by land anymore. They are talking about building one, but the lake keeps eroding the coast and I doubt they ever will. There is a spot that you can take pictures (great sunset location). Go to the very end of lake road to the coast guard station. Go west as far as you possibly can.... More 

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1 Thank Medgasman
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I like lighthouses, so it would have been nice to see it up close, to climb to the top, to see the view, and get a sense of what it must have been like to be a keeper or keeper's assistant in the early days. Sadly, and presumably due to vandalism, the light station's grounds are off limits with arrest... More 

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Covington, Louisiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

There currently isn't any easy way to get to the lighthouse by land. What you CAN do is drive down past the maritime museum along a long road with a one lane wooden bridge past a bar and a boat launch to a burned down skeleton of some old bait shop or restaurant. You can see the lighthouse to the... More 

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2 Thank Scott P
Cape Canaveral, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We tried driving to the lighthouse but the road was torn up. Road equipment was still on site. Call before trying to get out there and don't try it unless you're in a truck!

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1 Thank Rocket R
New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

If you are there it is worth seeing, but I wouldn't make a trip just for that. Madisonville is worth the trip, but not just the lighthouse.

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Amory, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

we stopped by the maritime museum on the way. got some info from them then went to view the lighthouse. it's a good bit farther out than i thought but we got some decent pictures with the zoom. hope you enjoy it too. btw it has just been restored and is really pretty. i didn't know it had a black... More 

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