“Outdoors & Recreation in New Orleans, LA”
Lake Pontchartrain is a brackish estuary located in southeastern Louisiana in the United States. It covers an area of with an average depth of 12to. Some shipping channels are kept deeper through dredging. It is roughly oval in shape, about from west to east and from south to north.In descending order of area, the lake is located in parts of six Louisiana parishes: St. Tammany, Orleans, Jefferson, St. John the Baptist, St. Charles, and Tangipahoa. The water boundaries were defined in 1979 (see list of parishes in Louisiana).NamesakeLake Pontchartrain is named for Louis Phélypeaux, comte de Pontchartrain. He was the French Minister of the Marine, Chancellor, and Controller-General of Finances during the reign of France's "Sun King," Louis XIV, for whom the colony of La Louisiane was named.
my husband and I decided to drive across while there on our honeymoon. I was 28 weeks pregnant so we turned around halfway. But it was a beautiful view of the lake, and Cool that it had places to turn around. Its about an hour drive one way.
Really pretty park to walk around in. Sit and lunch. Or bring your pup!
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