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New Canal Lighthouse open for visitors 6 days/week
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10:00am-4:00pm Guided tours

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Volunteer

Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation's success depends on the dedication and talents of thousands of volunteers. People often volunteer with us because they feel a personal commitment to protecting and restoring our basin, so that all of us can enjoy it. Motivated by this valuable feeling of ownership, volunteers get involved in a variety of fun, interesting events that we hold throughout the year. Learn more

Many of these events are annual, including our Back to the Beach Festival, Beach Sweep, Fishing Rodeo, Golf Classic, and Northshore "Let's Make Waves" Party.

Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation staff also welcomes those who wish to volunteer in our office. Office volunteers regularly offer their time and talents throughout the year. Their assistance is invaluable. Learn more

Recreation

The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation was established in response to environmental concerns voiced throughout the Basin.

See our recreation map below. Click on the individual sites for a picture and information. There are several recreation sites along the shore of Lake Pontchartrain where you can Enjoy Our Lake.

The Lake Pontchartrain Basin stretches from lush hardwood forests and slow flowing rivers of the north shore to the bayous, swamps, lakes and sounds leading to the Chandeleur Islands. From the fisherman making his way through the early morning fog to the kayaker slowly making her way through the spring irises, to the family picnicking along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain, the Basin is an environment to experience and cherish.

LPBF and its partners have restored many of the waterways and habitats of the Pontchartrain Basin so they are once again a resource for recreational opportunities. As of 2006, Lake Pontchartrain was removed from the Louisiana DEQ Impaired Water Bodies List for “Primary Contact Recreation” (i.e. swimming or full body contact). 

The following links also provide information about swimming, fishing, boating and more in and around Lake Pontchartrain.

Visit our Gift Shop to purchase LPBF's Fishing and Recreation Map for Lake Pontchartrain, Maurepas and Borgne (2nd Edition). This map has locations of reefs, dredge holes, structures and many other fishing or outdoor localities .  Tables provide GPS coordinates and contact information for boat launches.   Color printing on waterproof vinyl paper (folded) or regular paper (rolled).  20” X 34” (LPBF copyright 2009).

There are always inherent risks associated with recreation in natural waterways.  Please use extreme caution.

Rain and stormwater runoff affects water quality. Please check our weekly testing results for these sites prior to swimming. (Click here to view water quality sites and information.)

NOTE: Click here or on the image below to view the Recreation Sites interactive webmap.

Recreation Sites Map

Please visit our Gift Shop for LPBF's Fishing and Recreation Map for Lake Pontchartrain, Maurepas and Borgne (2nd Edition). The map has locations of reefs, dredge holes, structures and many other fishing or outdoor localities .  Tables provide GPS coordinates and contact information for boat launches.   Color printing on waterproof vinyl paper (folded) or regular paper (rolled).  20” X 34” (LPBF copyright 2009).

Recreation in the Basin

 

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