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Lake Pontchartrain

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Address: New Orleans, LA
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This large stretch of water has a long causeway crossing it as a link to the shores of the lake like area.We saw this area as we walked around the waterfront area.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Maleny, Australia
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Divernon, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

one of the longest lakes i have ever seen with one of the longest bridges must see when in new orleans compares to the great lakes in my opinion the bridge is incredible

Thank lkj830
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed 5 nights here. 10 minutes from the French Quarter. Excellent facility. Friendly staff. Well maintained. Security gate after 11. Shuttle into town. Wifi needs improvement. Worked sporadically at camp sites, but worked well at the main building. Advised they are working on improving the system. Overall, a great place. Will be back. Wife wants to stay a month here!... More 

Thank Norm T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove over as we left NO towards Florida and I was surely impressed. Passing through the small communities north I remembered how the historian describing us Katrina on board of the Creole Queen mentioned how these communities started shooting when the people of NO wanted to leave the city. I guess is a case of positive and negative presence.

Thank TERRAvelista
Maleny, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This large stretch of water has a long causeway crossing it as a link to the shores of the lake like area.We saw this area as we walked around the waterfront area.

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the longest bridge in Louisiana and takes you across a lot of water to a whole new look community of Mandeville which does not look or feel like the French Quarter. this where the locals who work in the Business district, the Quarter and the Garden District. the community has a few very good restaurants and... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

I go to this lake a lot at the West End side and enjoy just sitting out there and think, or to enjoy lunch. There are plenty of places to eat and still be on the lake, I wouldn't swim there but some people do. Other than that there isn't much to see, but if you like doing park stuff,... More 

Thank Jorge C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

I love this lake, I would love to visit its' beach in the near future... Great scenery, I slow down just a little, to take in all of its beauty, especially at sunrise...

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Osaka, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

When talking about New Orleans, Lake Pontchatrain is often mentioned. Because of this I was interested to get out there and see it. On our tour, the bus rode a few blocks along the lake before heading back to the central part of town. I wanted to head out and see what else, if anything , was out there .... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

Lake Pontchartrain is huge, and has nearly infinite recreational opportunities. I can tell you that I've: hiked the trails at Wetland Watcher's Park, gone flyboarding in the lake, watched sunrise over the water from Breakwater Park, swam at the beach at Fontainbleau State Park, ran a half-marathon along the New Orleans Lakeshore, and driven across the causeway. I'm already looking... More 

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Stringtown, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

There isn't a lot to see here, but the size is pretty impressive. Driving over is neat for the first few miles, and then it is just more of the same. Still, it is cool to say you have had the experience and it does get you from point A to point B.

Thank Tammy D

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