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Lake Martin

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1209 Rookery Rd, Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
+1 337-342-2475
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Phenomenal place...

It would have been easy to drive by Lake Martin had we not been told about it before our trip here... read more

Reviewed March 16, 2015
Seattle, Washington

This is amazing place. Its so peaceful. It's great for solo couples and family. I can't say one... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2015
Natalie H
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This small lake contains an enormous amount and variety of wild animals and birds.
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  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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“cajun country” (15 reviews)
“swamp tour” (59 reviews)
“bird watching” (10 reviews)
1209 Rookery Rd, Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
+1 337-342-2475
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Reviewed March 16, 2015

It would have been easy to drive by Lake Martin had we not been told about it before our trip here. It's a bit off the beaten path, but that's where the best things are, right? We had done the Honey Island Swamp Tour years...More

Thank grollett
Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

This is amazing place. Its so peaceful. It's great for solo couples and family. I can't say one bad thing about this place. Anyone in the area that has the chance to go should definitely go and check it out.

2  Thank Natalie H
Reviewed March 1, 2015

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

1  Thank PolkaIsFun
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...More

1  Thank StacyAnnie75
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.

Thank Bob C
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...More

Thank Pat M
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.

1  Thank Ocean_Rover_Blue_Wat
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.

Thank buddy4Anchorage
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.

Thank flipmexi17
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.

1  Thank Dawnana
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Melissa B
March 21, 2017|
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Response from wbarras | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is open to the public.
December 31, 2016|
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Response from April G | Reviewed this property |
We didn't see any when we were there. You might call champagne swamp tours and ask them.