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Reviewed 1 week ago

Since Hurricane Katrina took out parts of the bridge that crosses this body of water, it was really nice to see all the repairs done. I have seen this bridge through the eyes of a small child going to the zoo or the park or...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank love2quilt2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lake is really a huge puddle, mostly 18-36 inches deep. I’d imagine windsurfing would be fun here. Folks mostly fish here.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TravelinSuz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You will see all of it coming and going back across what at one time had been the longest bridge in America. Miles and miles.....

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bbqman3341
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Over 20 miles of water spanned by a beautiful bridge from New Orleans to Slidell. We stayed in Slidell and crossed twice a day for our entire trip.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Carroll G
Reviewed October 30, 2018

As we descended to the New Orleans airport we passed over the Lake Ponchartrain causeway. My wife said that it looked like an interesting drive. I told her that was how we were ending our trip, and a week or so later I turned the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Paul S
Reviewed October 22, 2018

We took the bridge at 345 pm and took it back. There is a $5 charge on the way back to New Orleans but it’s free the other way.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank amanda42
Reviewed October 19, 2018

Lake Pontchartrain is a beautiful body of water which everyone needs to see when in Louisiana. The sunrise and sunsets are simply beautiful. Fishing is fabulous! It's a huge body of water that wonderfully compliments the communities that occupy it's shores. Slidell to the north...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gerald G
Reviewed October 2, 2018

it was a great experience driving across a lake. You really experience the size of this body of water.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank 875cydneyl
Reviewed September 11, 2018

We started from the south end of the bridge and went north. By doing this there was no fee. We travelled across the bridge on a Sunday morning about 9:00 am. The bridge was not crowded with cars and we enjoyed seeing the lake as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Donald J
Reviewed September 1, 2018

Giant lake, brackish water so gators and sharks can inhabit it. Homes and restaurants on both sides of the lake and a very long bridge.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Harish S
March 5, 2018|
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Response from dartwns | Reviewed this property |
Looking at the maps, it appears that I-10 will take you south around the lake straight into NO. You do have to go over a couple of bridges, but it’s not the main long bridge.
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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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