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Lake Martin Rookery

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Worth the Drive

This place is beautiful. Within the first half mile of the hike, we saw snakes, an alligators, and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lisa H
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The alligator tours and bird experience is second to none and is close to Lafayette. No need to... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 July 2013

I never new what a "rookery" was. We were taking the Cajun Country Swamp Tour and the guide took us by the rookery pointing out all the different species of birds. A bird watcher must and take the Cajun Country Swamp Tour because they take...More

5  Thank Virginia D
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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

This time of year, the trail through the alligator area is closed because of the nearness of aggressive alligator mothers, until September. Many of the nesting birds have also moved on. Still it was interesting to walk the wetlands trail. Better to visit in the...More

3  Thank Ann H
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All reviews roseate spoonbills swamp tour beautiful birds nature conservancy cypress trees swamp area early spring short boardwalk great bird watching swamp life including great watching the wildlife dirt path rent a canoe turtles sunning visitor center breaux bridge
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is beautiful. Within the first half mile of the hike, we saw snakes, an alligators, and multiple birds. We're planning on going again now that the trail is open.

1  Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The alligator tours and bird experience is second to none and is close to Lafayette. No need to drive very far to see a swamp. The board walk takes you into the Cypress Swamp and back to the road in a safe and beautiful picturesque...More

1  Thank LarryB2413
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I recently went with both locals and out-of-towners and we had great fun paddling the kayaks among the cypress trees. An occasional view of alligators, fish and of course the birds were the highlights.

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Reviewed 12 August 2018

If you love the outdoors you will love this excursion!!! The wildlife is all around you!!! There are alligators everywhere!! If you go when the birds are nesting its wonderful!!!

1  Thank Steve A
Reviewed 10 July 2018

As a Texan who lives in drought country, the Rookery was an amazing specimen of nature. We enjoyed the developed walking paths and bridges, seeing magnificent birds and other creatures. We'll be back when it's cool enough to go out in one of the guide...More

1  Thank jansonatrip
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

This time of year, the trail through the alligator area is closed because of the nearness of aggressive alligator mothers, until September. Many of the nesting birds have also moved on. Still it was interesting to walk the wetlands trail. Better to visit in the...More

3  Thank Ann H
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Lake Martin is a wonderful place just a short drive out of Lafayette. It's full of birds, including great egrets, little blue herons and cormorants. There's lots of cypress trees and tupelo gum trees, whose sap drips into the water and creates a natural mosquito...More

Thank Sowellman
Reviewed 15 June 2018

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

Thank Saintsfan27
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
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.

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Ericka G
1 April 2017|
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rent a kayak there
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Ericka G
1 April 2017|
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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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