Lake Martin Rookery

Lake Martin Rookery, Lafayette: Address, Phone Number, Lake Martin Rookery Reviews: 4.5/5

Lake Martin Rookery
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Jean H
Pleasant Prairie, WI222 contributions
Spring is the time to see babies in the nests.
Apr 2021
We came here after a rainy overnight, and I'm glad I wore my rubber shoes, it was muddy! But besides that, it was a great walk and we saw some new species of birds, particularly the Little Blue Heron. Being there in April, we were able to see many active nests in the rookery - egrets and spoonbill roseates were the main two kinds we saw the most. We also saw many beautiful flowers in bloom including purple and yellow irises.
Written June 11, 2021
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S D
Franklin, LA148 contributions
Peaceful Lake Martin
Apr 2021
April is the month to go to view the colorful Irises. We saw the blue, purple, yellow, white and 1 rust color. The white birds were nestled far back into the rookery. You can ride on the gravel road both right and left. The boat landing is closed, but there is a place to let down boats and kayaks. The flowers are past the boat landing on the left side a lone home is on the right. You have to turn around or park your car and walk around the lake. But NOT during alligator mating season. We did see a medium size alligator not in the lake but across the road in the ditch! It is a gravel road and does have many deep ruts, I don't recommend going when it has rained a lot. It is my peaceful place to go for a drive and enjoy the scenery
Written April 12, 2021
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Cpjules
Phoenix, AZ414 contributions
good walk-a-bout
Aug 2020
Great place to take a stroll and see some of the local animal life. We did spot a couple small alligator's, some ducks and bird-life.
Written August 27, 2020
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Cherish J
Syracuse, UT79 contributions
Lovely nature walk
Feb 2020
Fun to see the different birds and cypress trees in the swamp. Quiet sunset walk. They have a sign at the entrance to identify some of the birds found in the area.
Written February 18, 2020
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r_brande12
Panama City Beach, FL50 contributions
Learn and see the difference between the swamp and bayou
Feb 2020 • Couples
This was a spontaneous trip with our 24’ motor home. Took a comfortable one hour ride with our dachsie thru the swamp and bayou on a 30’ flatboat. Saw and heard different birds. Even saw a mamma alligator with her baby sunning on her back. Allen was very informative and he’s practicing his French if you “ parlez -vous francais. He made it an enjoyable experience.
Written February 14, 2020
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sumaksito
Houston, TX57 contributions
Peaceful and beautiful
Dec 2019 • Family
Fun area to stop and stroll along the trail and boardwalks appreciating the swamp natural life. We enjoyed excellent weather in Mid- December and spent about 1 hour walking our dog. Very quiet and peaceful place, which also offers swamp tours for anyone interested.
Written January 8, 2020
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angela/TLH
Tallahassee, FL126 contributions
Swamp, birds, & nutria.....OH MY !!
Nov 2019
Very early one morning I drove out to Lake Martin before most anyone was even awake yet. I was rewarded with a peaceful view of mist rising from the swamp. Several large egrets landed close enough to almost touch. Even a number of nutria were making their presence known.
This IS a magical and joyful place to commune with nature. Lake Martin has the power to renew my sense of wonder at the true beauty of our world.
I urge everyone...please experience this for yourself.
Written January 4, 2020
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Margaret A
Fort Worth, TX3 contributions
In love with southern Louisiana ... and then there's the rookery
Apr 2019
We make an annual trip to Lafayette for the Festival de International but always take a day to explore points south. We have taken many friends on swamp tours on Lake Martin and they have all been wonderful. The wildlife is abundant.

This year we headed down with our new cameras to set-up for the day to take pics at the Rookery. Eight years ago it was adjacent to the road and an amazing thing to see ... hundreds of birds and their offspring.. Well, give 'em a number of years and they relocated further in and away from the road. The nice folks at the visitor center shared that with us. Only way to see the critters now is by boat ... for now. So we headed down to Ripps ... not as spectacular but there were birds to see.
Written October 10, 2019
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Glenn V
Lafayette, LA80 contributions
Beautiful Tour on Lake Martin.
Jul 2019
We have lived in Lafayette most of our lives and had never been to Lake Martin which is only 15 minutes from our home.
One Sunday afternoon, we were looking for an outing and decided to go do the tour of the lake.
The guide was a local and extremely knowledgeable on all the plants and wildlife of the area.
It was about a 2 hour tour and at a very reasonable fare.
Written August 7, 2019
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Dr K Son
28 contributions
A step back in time
Jan 2019 • Family
A splendor of mother nature in its purest setting. Peaceful view of all its natural beauty. Nice boardwalk which leads you into a small portion of the lake and around. Gravel road is surrounding the lake to drive and a section just for taking a casual walk along the lake. Boat tour guides are located at the boat launch of that is your ticket. Bring a canoe or kayak to venture out or rental one at a local spot. A very pleasant atmosphere for the whole family
Written May 14, 2019
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