Throughout Louisiana, water is abundant. Rent a boat or kayak for a great way to explore the depths of a cajun swamp, charter a boat to go deep sea fishing or climb aboard for a guided tour up the river. The majority of the state parks offer bodies of water like lakes with easily accessible boat ramps, canoe and kayak rentals and dedicated swimming areas, while others offer wooded bayous and reservoirs that are perfect for fishing and enjoying a day out on the water.
Located in St. Bernard Parish just down river from New Orleans, Chalmette is home to the Chalmette Battlefield. The battlefield is the site of the 1815 Battle of New Orleans which is considered the last great battle in the War of 1812. Visit the battlefield and monuments and then head over to Rocky and Carlos for their world-famous macaroni and cheese.