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Tchefuncte River Light Station

Tchefuncte River, Madisonville, LA
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Type: Lighthouses
Most recent review
- Nov 25, 2013
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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Cape Canaveral, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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New Orleans, Louisiana
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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