Watch the Sunset on the Southern Banks of Lake Pontchartrain

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With the beautiful sunsets, levee, rocks, easy access from the shell beach into the water and the bike/running path, the levee that borders the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain is a popular spot for many locals during the Spring through Fall months. 

Just a fifteen minutes from the hustle and bustle of New Orleans, one can find possibly the best spot in all of the New Orleans Metro Area, "The Levee", as locals call it. At the listed location, there is a shell beach where you can enter on your SUP, Kayak, or Canoe. This location is also a popular spot for fishing.

You can literally go anywhere on the levee to catch a perfect sunset. If you would rather not sit in the grass, along the walking, running, and biking trail there are benches and tables set up for use. At the end of Bonnabel Boulevard and Williams Boulevard, there is a pier, a dock, and a dog park where many people go as well.

As far as parking goes, the levee is the backyard for many houses so parking can be done in and around the neighborhoods. The listed location has a little strip for parking and Bonnabel and Williams has a nice parking lot because of the docks.

Activities

Stand Up Paddle, Chillin, Fishing, Photography, Running, Kayaking, Yoga

Adult Beverages
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Handicap Accessible
Lake
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic

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New Orleans KOA

River Ridge, Louisiana

Baton Rouge KOA

Denham Springs, Louisiana

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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