Lake Martin Rookery
Lake Martin Rookery
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Franklin, LA181 contributions
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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angela/TLH
Tallahassee, FL127 contributions
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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r_brande12
Panama City Beach, FL50 contributions
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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Jean H
Pleasant Prairie, WI296 contributions
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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sumaksito
Houston, TX57 contributions
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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Randal C
Paducah, KY70 contributions
May 2022
Our experience was not good. Since we are here in May, I did not expect to see a lot of birds, but we only saw very few. The big disappointment was the trails. The levee trail is 20' wide and had been bushogged early in the year, but was now knee high to shoulder high, with a 1' wide path. When you are expecting cottonmouths and gators on the trail, this is makes it extra exciting to say the least. The levee trail is little to no good anyway. The only part of the 5.5 miles of trail that is worth seeing, is the north east corner near the boat rides/ramp. You can drive around to the area and save a lot of walking. We did see 10 or more gators in the corner area. The rockery road is terrible to walk, with big rocks everywhere. It has little to no sights either.
Written May 21, 2022
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kayakgrl0309
Lafayette, LA139 contributions
Nov 2013 • Couples
You must come here to experience all that is the beauty of a natural swamp. Such a deal to take a swamp tour for two hours with people from around the world for only 20 bucks! Wear warm clothes and bring your smile. You won't be disappointed! Nice tour guides and friendly folks on the tours!!!!
Written November 30, 2013
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Virginia D
Atlanta, GA66 contributions
Jul 2013 • Friends
I never new what a "rookery" was. We were taking the Cajun Country Swamp Tour and the guide took us by the rookery pointing out all the different species of birds. A bird watcher must and take the Cajun Country Swamp Tour because they take their time going by it trying not to disturb the wildlife.
Written July 24, 2013
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Dannypot1
Dublin, Ireland37 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
Paid $20 each for my wife and I to take the Cajun Country Swamp Tour. Amazing

On the road in we spotted a 10" Gator and he certainly wasn't the last we saw. Guide was knowledgeable, friendly and so in terms me with the Swamp it was great

We saw numerous gators, turtles, snakes and some beautiful birds and trees. Two hours really well spent.

Super value for $20.
Written June 3, 2017
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Rusty C
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Great tour – our guide made a special point to find the alligators, and we saw several of them sunning themselves on top of logs… Who knew that they could live to be over 100 years old? He was very knowledgeable of all the wildlife, especially of the many types of water fowl that we saw along the way…
Written October 19, 2014
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