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Lake Martin

#3 of 19 things to do in Breaux Bridge Features Animals
1209 Rookery Rd, Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
+1 337-342-2475
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Beautiful Lake Martin

Drive along Rookery Road (gravel washboard so go slow) and enjoy all the birds roosting in the... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
Didi R
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Quiet with vibrant wildlife and swamp life

Easy accessible for nature lovers. Very shallow at many times and difficult to negotiate w/o boat... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
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This small lake contains an enormous amount and variety of wild animals and birds.
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  • Average1%
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1209 Rookery Rd, Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
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+1 337-342-2475
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Drive along Rookery Road (gravel washboard so go slow) and enjoy all the birds roosting in the trees. Then get out on the lake/swamp and take an eco-tour to explore the beauty of this special place.

Thank Didi R
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Easy accessible for nature lovers. Very shallow at many times and difficult to negotiate w/o boat or engine damage unless you are very knowledgeable of the waterways. You would be well advised to take an inexpensive tour by local operators. All have extensive knowledge of...More

Thank mail4mjm
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

What a great way to spend a day in Lafayette!! I went for a hour kayak on the lake. Saw turtles, alligators and birds that were very beautiful. It's so peaceful

Thank Roquita C
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This lake is gorgeous and so peaceful! Full of alligators so be aware you'll get very close to some very large animals! I loved our tour guide, a native who was knowledgeable and passionate about the environment. Bring your sunscreen and bugspray and prepare for...More

Thank luv2travelgrrl
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Lake Martin is without a doubt the place to take pictures. This area is untouched and nothing has been cut down. There are full grown trees, bird roost and even a boardwalk that extends out into the lake. In warmer weather you will see alligators....More

Thank legioneerlatx
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We have been to Lake Martin a couple of times but this trip most of the area was inaccessible. The massive floods they had last August took a toll on the boardwalk system so these are closed until further notice. The visitor center was also...More

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Love Lake Martin located not far from St Martinville, my home town. An rare egret rookery. Be sure to bring your camera. View Louisiana wildlife, giant gators and turtles. Stay at a local B&B in nearby Breaux Bridge or historic St Martinville. Well worth the...More

Thank wbarras
Reviewed 4 February 2017

I rented a kayak and paddled for an hour through the cypress swamps. A fair number of birds and a few turtles, but I did not see any gators. Most likely because it was a pretty cool day.

Thank Sherpster
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This is the lake to explore. It has a bird sanctuary and a large number of alligators. There are number of tours to choose from to explore the bayou. There are duck hunters on the lake as well. So watch out. The variety of birds...More

Thank Arch L
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Great swamp tour on this beautiful lake full of birds, alligators and turtles. Great guides at Champagne Swamp Tours.

Thank April G
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Melissa B
22 March 2017|
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Response from wbarras | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is open to the public.
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JlGdu37
1 January 2017|
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Response from April G | Reviewed this property |
We didn't see any when we were there. You might call champagne swamp tours and ask them.
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