Bayou Black Loop

Type of Route
39 miles
Nearby Cities

Bayou Black offers a very scenic ride for half the route. You will enjoy a stop at Wildlife Gardens, where you can get a close-up view of a cypress swamp filled with native wildlife, flora and fauna. At the 20-mile point, you will reach Gibson and Jean’s Cajun Country Store. This is a good place to stop for refreshments.

Bull Run is a nice country road with very little traffic. Near Houma, you might want to stop by the lovely Southdown Plantation House, a 19th-century, one-story Greek Revival sugar manor built in 1859 by planter William J. Minor. The building now houses the Terrebonne Museum of history and culture. Guided tours are available throughout the day, except Sunday and Monday.

Start: Intersection of Hwy 311 and Mystic Blvd in Houma. Plantation Casino/Truck Stop is at this intersection. Lots of parking space. Take Mystic Blvd. south.

0.3 Right on St. Charles.

0.9 Right on Southdown Mandaly (across from Whitney Bank). You’ll be riding along Bayou Black.

8.0 Bayou Black water tower.

14.6 Wildlife Gardens and Bed and Breakfast. Guided tours available. Call 985-575-3676 for tour times. Twilight swamp boat tour by reservation.

20.0 Right on Caroll Street at T and stop in Gibson. Jean’s Cajun Corner Store is at the corner of Caroll and Mary. Mac’s Seafood Restaurant is on Mary Street in Gibson.

20.1 Right at T and Stop on Hwy 20.

24.7 Chacahoula

25.0 Right on 19 south (Bull Run Road). Wilson’s Country Corner Store is at this turn.

29.7 Munson’s Swamp Tour.

33.8 Right on Hwy 311.

39.2 Mystic Blvd.