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“It's off in the distance. Can't get there by land.”

Tchefuncte River Light Station
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Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

There currently isn't any easy way to get to the lighthouse by land. What you CAN do is drive down past the maritime museum along a long road with a one lane wooden bridge past a bar and a boat launch to a burned down skeleton of some old bait shop or restaurant. You can see the lighthouse to the west across the little cove. Parked next to the ruins of the bait shop is a ghostly looking derelict tugboat that my wife tells me she used to play in as a child. Someone in the museum may know how long it's been there, but I have never stopped to ask. This is a unique spot, but probably not a great place for a picnic. Try Sunset Pier in Mandeville.

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Reviewed April 15, 2013

We tried driving to the lighthouse but the road was torn up. Road equipment was still on site. Call before trying to get out there and don't try it unless you're in a truck!

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Reviewed January 5, 2012

If you are there it is worth seeing, but I wouldn't make a trip just for that. Madisonville is worth the trip, but not just the lighthouse.

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Reviewed November 20, 2011

we stopped by the maritime museum on the way. got some info from them then went to view the lighthouse. it's a good bit farther out than i thought but we got some decent pictures with the zoom. hope you enjoy it too. btw it has just been restored and is really pretty. i didn't know it had a black stripe down one side until i looked it up on lighthouse friend web site

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