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Lake Pontchartrain

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Worth a trip across the bridge

This place is worth going to (or across, as the case may be) for the experience. It's definitely a long bridge! We enjoyed our trip across and back to say we've done it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lake Ponchartrain is fun to sail in, unless it's really stormy. Then really big wave action can have wave valleys that expose the bottom. Be on the crests. You can catch crabs all around the shore. Speckled trout are big off the bridges. I hear that an artificial lure bobbed just off the bottom on the downstream side can do... More 

Thank Rigel54
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is worth going to (or across, as the case may be) for the experience. It's definitely a long bridge! We enjoyed our trip across and back to say we've done it!

1 Thank WhitO5214
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Water ,Water everywhere. No land in sight. That is what you will experience when you travel The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway from New Orleans to Coventry LA. Dull highway in each direction with only 4 turnaround across this 24 miles of this bridge, ruffly every 6 miles where there are police and emergency vehicles waiting to assess if there is a... More 

1 Thank Redrosebud2014
Corydon, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

The Lake Ponchartrain Causeway Bridge is a 26 mile drive over water. It's a nice drive and a lot of fun. The water was gorgeous the day we made the drive. It's free if you take the bridge leaving New Orleans.

1 Thank empressoftheuniverse
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Take a ride on the 26 mile causeway over to Covington you get to see the beauty of the lake and a great view of New Orleans. While your over there stop by Abita Springs brewery and enjoy some free beers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

It is an experience to be on a bridge and not see land behind you or in front of you. If you have a car during a trip to New Orleans take a drive on the Lake Pontchartrain causeway. We have traveled on it two ways. One: Drive the causeway from New Orleans and U-turn back. The second was to... More 

Thank Jinxs-Mom
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

As we approached New Orleans on our two-week Road Trip with our teenage grandsons, we eventually encountered a view of Lake Ponchartrain. "Where are we. What is this," asked my grandsons. I answered that this was Lake Ponchartrain and that we were about to enter New Orleans. They could not accept my response and this is the quote from my... More 

1 Thank cgmeigs
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Came into New Orleans from Memphis on the train - try it folk, a great ride! When we crossed the lake it was like we were on a ship- it just went on and on - and it could have kept going actually as I was comfortably seated, having partaken in some onboard snacks and wine and the rain was... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

A long drive across a body of water! Get a feel for the topography of the area by driving across this "bridge."

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Las Vegas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

It is an awesome view crossing the causeway. Unfortunately there are no pullouts along the bridge to take pictures until your each either end of the causeway


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