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Lake Pontchartrain

New Orleans, LA
+1 504-836-2205
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“longest bridge” (39 reviews)
“huge lake” (10 reviews)
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New Orleans, LA
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"longest bridge"
in 39 reviews
"huge lake"
in 10 reviews
"across the bridge"
in 6 reviews
"mile long bridge"
in 6 reviews
"speed limit"
in 4 reviews
"state park"
in 4 reviews
"square miles"
in 4 reviews
"light house"
in 3 reviews
"two lane"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful drive"
in 3 reviews
"hurricane katrina"
in 9 reviews
"french quarter"
in 4 reviews
"causeway"
in 54 reviews
"mandeville"
in 16 reviews
"shore"
in 8 reviews
"fog"
in 5 reviews
"fishing"
in 8 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We drove across and looked out the window, it's big and shallow. I've heard that a lot of trash gets dumped in the lake. Didn't see any though.

Thank Kelsey W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When in the area take a ride on the bridge over Lake Pontchartrain. It's a nice break from the hectic pace of the Quarter. It's a long ride for sure and you become mesmerized by the water and its vastness. Once you get to the...More

Thank barbaragwen270
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were impressed with the size of this lake, especially after finding out how shallow it is. It was sad to see part of the old bridge but good to see the new one set up higher.

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Reviewed May 3, 2018

The restored Lighthouse on the edge of Lake Pontchartrain is a must visit if you want to understand the what happened in Katrina and the efforts now to prevent another disaster. The organization SaveOurLake.org is working to restore the wetlands and save the coast, and...More

Thank Jane W
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

We walked along and sat on a bench at the lakefront near West End for awhile. I've sailed there and been on the north shore also. Lake Pontchartrain encompasses a wide range of activities. Swimming is definitely not a good idea.

Thank David T
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Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

We traveled over Lake Pontchartrain while visiting New Orleans. This is a huge lake. We didn’t have time to stop and explore more, maybe next time.

Thank Thedevelopingimage
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Reviewed April 17, 2018

You travel over one of the longest bridges that we have experienced to arrive in New Orleans over this lake. We traveled around the lake on our city tours. It is 16 by 22 miles in size with many types of fish.

1  Thank Phillip_Phyllis
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

This is a wonderful place to take a walk by the water. It is very relaxing to see the boats on the water, There is plenty of parking and we felt very safe as there were people around. There are several restaurants to grab a...More

Thank luvbigcountry
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

You can go fishing on the Lake or just sit on the shore and watch the sailboats pass by. There are plenty of areas along the Lake to sit and view, pick up some food and have a picnic. If you are adventurous, take the...More

Thank LA-Traveler70043
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

The light house has a fun, informative tour. The lake is hug. It is a great place to take a walk that is not packed with people. There were a number of people around so you are not isolated. They were pumping river water into...More

Thank YonkersGirl
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Harish S
March 5, 2018|
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Response from nabeab | Reviewed this property |
That I do not know, sorry
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millertyroncha
September 20, 2017|
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Response from Stacy H | Reviewed this property |
You don't have to cross the causeway, but I'm not sure on the time to go around.
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