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Lake Martin Rookery

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Rookary Road, Lafayette, LA 70517
3373422475
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Beautiful Swamp sceenery!!!!

If you love the outdoors you will love this excursion!!! The wildlife is all around you!!! There... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Steve A
Another world - so beautiful!

As a Texan who lives in drought country, the Rookery was an amazing specimen of nature. We enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
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San Antonio, Texas
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Rookary Road, Lafayette, LA 70517
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"roseate spoonbills"
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"swamp tour"
in 17 reviews
"beautiful birds"
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"gravel road"
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"nature conservancy"
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"cypress trees"
in 8 reviews
"swamp area"
in 3 reviews
"early spring"
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"turned around"
in 3 reviews
"short boardwalk"
in 3 reviews
"great bird watching"
in 2 reviews
"swamp life"
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"including great"
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"watching the wildlife"
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"enjoy nature"
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"entire lake"
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"rent a canoe"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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!!!

Thank Steve A
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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

Thank jansonatrip
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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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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
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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
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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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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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