From I-12 at the Abita Springs/Mandeville (Exit 65, the first exit E. of Hwy. 190, Causeway Blvd.) go N. on Hwy. 59 about five miles until you get to the town of Abita Springs. At the circle, make a right at the second (2nd exit). This is Level St. which curves left and turns into Hwy. 435. From the circle, it is about 4.5 miles to the Abita preserve. It is just past two closely-spaced bridges. If you get to the Abita Springs Golf and Country Club entrance, you have gone too far.