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.
Adjacent to Big Branch Marsh Wildlife Reserve, Lacombe is a great spot to experience the Northshore’s natural beauty. Rent bikes and kayaks, buy bait and gear at Bayou Adventure. Throw out a crab net along Lake Road. Learn about Creole history during the beautiful Les Lumieres grave-lighting ceremony on All Saints Day. Restaurants? La Provence and Sal and Judy’s are destinations in their own right.