Top 8 Things to do in Lacombe, United States

February 5, 2018 Trinity Boughner

Lacombe in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for State Parks. Discover best things to do in Lacombe with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
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1. Fontainebleau State Park

67825 Highway 190, Mandeville, LA 70448 +1 985-624-4443
Excellent
46%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
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4 based on 273 reviews

Fontainebleau State Park

Reviewed By Pamela Cazes T - Houston, Texas

My review focuses on the state owned/operated cabins overlooking the lake. We visit Mandeville once a year to bicycle on the Tammany Trace trails which pass through Fountainbleu State Park. We recently noticed the rental cabins and decided to give them a try instead of staying in a hotel in Mandeville.

We found the cabins to be well equipped and comfortable. Each cabin has two bedrooms, 1 bath, a kitchen, a living room and a porch (or two) with rocking chairs. However, it is the location that is most appealing. Watching the sun set from the cabin is a nice way to end the day. It was nice having the kitchen for breakfast preparation. We sampled nearby restaurants on some evening and cooked in on other evenings. Staying in the cabins five nights allowed time to enjoy bicycling and the neighboring communities (Mandeville, Covington, Abita Springs, Lacombe, etc.) was the perfect amount of time. It reminded me of the simple pleasures of my southern childhood. We have already made reservations for another stay.

2. Bayou Adventure

28178 Highway 190, Lacombe, LA 70445-3280 +1 985-882-9208
Excellent
95%
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5 based on 35 reviews

Bayou Adventure

'Bayou Adventure' is your source for an authentic Louisiana experience seven days a week! We offer kayak rentals, paddle board rentals, and guided sunset paddle swamp tours on Cane Bayou ($55 includes vest, paddle, map, guide, delivery and headlamp). You can rent and purchase Yolo paddle boards, Jackson Riviera single kayaks ($39) , tandem kayaks ($55) and FeelFree fishing kayaks ($69) which includes your vest, paddle, map and delivery to your choice of scenic local bayous . Personal guided tours and custom packages available by request. Hop on one of our comfy bike cruisers for rent ($8) and hit the Tammany Trace right in our backyard. "The Trace" is a resurfaced railroad line which connects all the major communities of St Tammany Parish. Bayou Adventure is located in a huge, full service convenience store specializing in bait, tackle and craft beer located in historic Lacombe, just one block from the St. Tammany trace and nestled between several bayous and boat launches!

Reviewed By ThePackedBag - Sydney, Australia

This well-run company let's you take your own pace and see the sights at your leisure. Once you've rented the kayak and had the safety lesson, they just want you to return before sunset. They keep their group tours small, focusing on keeping the ruckus...MoreWe appreciate you taking the time to write a review! So glad you enjoyed your experience with us! Hope to see you again!

3. Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge

Lacombe, LA 70445 +1 985-882-2000
Excellent
58%
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4 based on 14 reviews

Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge

Reviewed By Taylor B - Chicago, Illinois

There are many fish and wildlife refuges and preserves in the swampy backwaters of Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida. But who would ever have conceived of a 23,000-acre region of fresh and brackish marshes located within the city limits of New Orleans? Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge, located in the community of Lacombe or Eastern New Orleans, is the largest urban wildlife refuge in the United States. Most of the property lies within massive hurricane protection levees, built to hold back storm surges and maintain water levels in the low-lying city. This is because the present-day refuge was for decades slated as the site of an enormous, master-planned community that never materialized. Instead, visitors can navigate a boardwalk through the wetlands and experience a variety of different habitats, including freshwater and brackish marshes, bottomland hardwood forests, lagoons, canals borrow pits, old beaches and natural bayous. The diverse habitats meet the needs of 340 bird species during various seasons of the year. Peak waterfowl populations of 75,000 use the wetland areas. The marshes serve as nurseries for crabs and shrimp. The freshwater lagoons, bayous and ponds serve as reproductive areas for largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish. The brown pelican, an endangered species, is a year-round resident of the area and a frequent user of the refuge. So are several bald eagles. Other wildlife include waterfowl, wading birds, shorebirds, marsh rabbits, white pelicans and alligators. About a half-hour drive from downtown New Orleans, the refuge offers a quiet and peaceful exposure to wonderful natural scenery away from the hustle and bustle of the urban area.

4. Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge

61389 Highway 434, Lacombe, LA 70445-2667 +1 985-882-2000
Excellent
40%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4 based on 10 reviews

Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge

Reviewed By NOLA70115 - New Orleans

The visitor center is closed on Sundays, and the maps they provide could be better. The wildlife refuge is huge and beautiful, but there are few trails through it.

Make sure you go to the visitor's center first to get a map even if it's closed. They have them outside. Finding the trails was difficult without the map.

We are looking forward to going back in the spring.

5. Northlake Nature Center

23135 Highway 190, Mandeville, LA 70448-7348
Excellent
55%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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4.5 based on 24 reviews

Northlake Nature Center

Reviewed By Pat P - Abita Springs, Louisiana

Nice little place to take a stroll my rating would be higher but this was not the best time of the year to go for the scenery. It ii open for hiking but allows pets and bikes. It was much improved from my last visit some 15 years ago but would undoubtedly be nicer when the foliage is in bloom. Try it late spring or now if you just want to go for a short hike.

6. Camp Salmen Nature Park

35122 Parish Pkwy, Slidell, LA 70460-4324 +1 985-898-3011
Excellent
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Camp Salmen Nature Park

Reviewed By ratchel12345 - Slidell, Louisiana

Nice playground and pavilions. Lots of walking trails that weren't swampy. Some beautiful open spaces. Picnic tables. Restrooms. Closed on Monday and Tuesday. No fee.

7. Delaune Sailing Charters

1298 Madison St, East end of Madison St. , Prieto Marina, Mandeville, LA 70448-6000
Excellent
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5 based on 38 reviews

Delaune Sailing Charters

Delaune Sailing Charters, Inc. provides, Day and Sunset Charters and Sailing Lessons. Our Trips are custom catered to our clients. This activity is by appointment only. Smooth Sailing, Capt. Rick

Reviewed By Mama3BatonRouge - Baton Rouge, LA

Captain Rick and Seaman Ryan were awesome. Our group consisted of 6 ladies all sailing for the first time. We were on the sunset trip. The snacks and drinks were a great addition. This was a great experience and they made it fun. I would diffidently travel with them again.

8. Kayak Swamp Tours

Mandeville, LA 70445
Excellent
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5 based on 2 reviews

Kayak Swamp Tours

Kayak Swamp Tours offers guided tours through natural swamps and bayous surrounding New Orleans. Our guides are local, knowledgeable and passionate about the Louisiana Eco Systems. Join us for a relaxing and slow paced tour.

Reviewed By jbm22017 - Austin, Texas

We had a great time kayaking through the sloughs and bayous that empty into Lake Pontchartrain. We learned about the eco-system. We came across an abundance of wildlife. Our guide showed how habitat is being erected to protect the wildfowl. Our guide caught a non-poisonous snake and allowed us to hold it under his direction. Great 2 hour adventure.

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