Morgan City to White Castle
As you leave Morgan City, you’ll cycle along beautiful Lake Palourde, one of the largest natural lakes in Louisiana. A stop at Brownell Memorial Park offers a view of the palmettos, elephant ears, cattails and ferns that grow wild in the area. Veer off and ride to the top of the levee occasionally for a look at one of the most beautiful swampland wilderness areas in the nation, the Atchafalaya Basin.
In Pierre Part, stop for a photo of the bayou running through the main street – you might even see one of the locals paddling a pirogue. Much of the trip from Pierre Part north to White Castle is along bayous filled with Cypress trees and water hyacinths. When you reach White Castle, go left on the River Road to find Nottoway, the largest plantation home in the South. It will be worth your time to take a tour and linger for a meal at this beautiful Greek Revival mansion overlooking the Mississippi River.
Start: Intersection of Waterfront and Freret Streets in the downtown Historic District.
Start: Waterfront Street at its intersection with Freret. Take Freret Street to Seventh Street
0.5 Left on Seventh Street.
0.7 Cross 4-lane road at light. (Best Western will be on the right on 8th Street.)
0.9 The Bike Shop (1112 7th Street)
0.9 Right on Marguerite Street (Hwy. 70). There is a nice shoulder on Hwy. 70.
2.4 Lake End Camp Ground on Lake Palourde. The lake will be on your right and the Atchafalaya Levee will be on you left.
3.9 Brownell Memorial Park and Bell Tower.
6.0 Scully’s Cajun Seafood Restaurant and Swamp Tours. Good food. Nice scenery. Boiled seafood such a crabs, shrimp, crawfish.
15.4 Belle River. People in this area make their living doing commercial fishing and boat building.
16.5 Continue to the right on Hwy. 70.
19.0 Pierre Part. If you are hungry, watch for Landry’s or Duffy’s Seafood Restaurants on the left.
20.0 Pierre Part Store. This unusual store supplies everything from groceries to lumber, appliances, hardware and gifts
20.9 Left on Lee Street immediately after bridge.
21.0 Left to cross second bridge.
21.1 Right at T and Stop on Bayou Road.
23.3 Left at T and Stop on Hwy. 70 to continue to White Castle. Shoulder starts again.
27.0 Bayou Corne.
28.1 Left on Hwy. 69 to White Castle. (Gator Gold Casino at this turn).
37.3 White Castle City Limit sign.
39.3 Downtown White Castle.
39.4 Left on Hwy.405 to Plaquemine and Nottoway Plantation. Road follows Mississippi River levee.