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Lake Martin Rookery

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Rookary Road, Lafayette, LA 70517
3373422475
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love fishing here

I love going here to fish, and to see the alligators. we go quite a lot and it is always a good... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Saintsfan27
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Carencro, Louisiana
Great location for nature photography

Beautiful spot in early spring. Wonderful spot for nature photography including Great Egrets and... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2018
ardentfan
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Kenner, Louisiana
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Rookary Road, Lafayette, LA 70517
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"roseate spoonbills"
in 8 reviews
"swamp tour"
in 17 reviews
"beautiful birds"
in 8 reviews
"gravel road"
in 5 reviews
"nature conservancy"
in 5 reviews
"cypress trees"
in 7 reviews
"swamp area"
in 4 reviews
"nesting season"
in 4 reviews
"early spring"
in 3 reviews
"turned around"
in 3 reviews
"short boardwalk"
in 3 reviews
"great bird watching"
in 2 reviews
"swamp life"
in 2 reviews
"watching the wildlife"
in 2 reviews
"enjoy nature"
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"entire lake"
in 2 reviews
"turtles sunning"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I love going here to fish, and to see the alligators. we go quite a lot and it is always a good time, we never catch a lot because it is quite grown up, but we do rent a canoe and enjoy the water, so...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Beautiful spot in early spring. Wonderful spot for nature photography including Great Egrets and Roseate Spoonbills nesting in sight of the road. Visitor friendly includes picnic area, bathrooms, boardwalk through swamp area and a visitor information center.

1  Thank ardentfan
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Small lake and swamp area that is calm and protected. You will get postcard-like photos from a visit to Lake Martin.

Thank Brandon R
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

There wasn't much to see and do in Lafayette area so we chose to drive to the Rookery. It actually gave a nice taste of Louisianna swampland without having to take a boat tour. There is a visitors' hut which was helpful to know the...More

1  Thank Bunny59
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

My family of 5 visited on Easter Sunday. It was open but there was no one at the Visitor center. The woman's restroom was locked, Men's was open. Walked the boardwalk. Heard alligators grunting the mating calls, but did not see any. Saw birds, a...More

Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Drive slow, play your music soft (or turn it off), watch out for people on the road on foot, try to drive slow enough to not kick up lots of dust on the road. Thanks! This is one of Louisiana's best places to go birding....More

1  Thank bandman
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We fish here and it's very beautiful any time of the day. You Will experience wild life ast it's best that most locals take for granted. Big gators in the lake Birds galore. You can walk the path to the bird rookery so to speak....More

1  Thank roncalilove11
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Pretty nice hiking area. Saw plenty of gators, a few ducks, and unfortunately, a couple of snakes ON the hiking path. Pretty nice area to walk in though. Would love to go back in the winter!

1  Thank terryallan09
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

Came to check it out. We drove through and looked, scared of alligators and didn't want to encounter one on a walk. We saw one sunbathing, and a turtle on a log sunbathing. We took some amazing photos and really relaxed and enjoyed watching the...More

Thank SharieN_13
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

We enjoyed a boat ride around the lake and saw all kinds of birds. We also saw aligators and turtles. But check the weather out first , we got rained on....it was still fun!

Thank Melissa W
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Ericka G
1 April 2017|
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rent a kayak there
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Ericka G
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Bring those baby backpack carriers and hats, sunscreen and bug spray and most importantly lots of water
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LinzyZ
27 April 2015|
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As you enter the area, look to the left. There is a grass path about the width of a mobile home. That's the trail but you'll want to do the gravel part first as this is the roughest part of the trail and leave the grass path... More
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