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bayou lacombe

Both Cane Bayou and Bayou Lacombe are important parts of several scenic and historic trails and blueways along the 520 miles of the Louisiana Scenic Bayous Byway between the Pearl River and the Mississippi. The Choctaw Nature Trail is historic, scenic, and cultural.  It connects several bayous and rivers across Southeast Louisiana, as does the America's WETLAND Birding Trail. 

Bayous Lacombe and Cane are also an integral part of the Bartram Wilderness Adventure Resource Restoration Trail and Blueway across the Northshore, which will connect to the Bartram Heritage Corridor in eight Southern states.Depending upon the time of year, a trip on either of these bayous enables boaters to enjoy Nature's beautiful wild environment.  Enjoy our Northshore ecological treasures of field and forest, of swamp and marsh; aquatic vistas framed by vast sky panoramas and spectacular sunsets.  Marine and wildlife flourish in the warm dark waters of these mysterious streams and on their murky shores; best seen on misty dawns, or in the soft shades of moonlight. History is entrenched in special places along their banks, revealed to the adventurous by informed guides.   From the Choctaw Indian middens to antebellum plantations and Civil War sites, to tales of ancient treasure and thrilling legends; all mingle with true stories of the missionary poet priest, Fr. Adrien Emmanuel Rouqette, Lacombe's own "home-boy saint."Experience local culture as you enjoy the relaxing ambience of a trip on placid waterways or seek knowledge about local characters and exciting events which took place in these locations.

Tom Aicklen of the Lacombe Heritage Center

  • tips

    • A good spot for recreation paddling

    • Bass and redfish can be found here

    • Redfish and trout can be found near the end of the bayou

    • White sandy beach on the mouth of Bayou Lacombe

animals encounter

  • bass

    Bass

  • flounder

    Flounder

  • crane

    Crane

  • otter

    Otter

  • speckled trout

    Speckled Trout

  • alligator

    Alligator

  • heron

    Heron

  • deer

    Deer

  • bream

    Bream

  • egret

    Egret

  • duck

    Duck

  • nutria

    Nutria

  • catfish

    Catfish

  • pelican

    Pelican

  • osprey

    Osprey

  • manatee

    Manatee

  • sac-a-lait

    Sac-A-Lait

  • gar

    Gar

  • eagle

    Eagle

  • crabs

    Crabs

  • croaker

    Croaker

  • redfish

    Redfish

  • owl

    Owl

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