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.
Was it a search for outdoor adventure that got you thinking about Louisiana? Then you should probably make a beeline to Venice. Located near the southeastern tip of Louisiana, just where the Mississippi River flows into the Gulf of Mexico, Venice is the jumping-off point for some of the finest fishing adventures you could imagine. The many charter boat and guide services available in and around Venice offer a plethora of offshore trips that will take you to the most productive waters. Whether you're looking to land a trophy fish or merely bring home a stock of fresh fruits de mer, this is your spot. From gorgeous redfish to record-setting tarpon, sailfish and tuna, you're sure to find the fishing experience of your life in Venice.