Located just outside of New Orleans and along the Gulf Coast, Bayou Segnette is an exquisite natural oasis that showcases the beauty and diversity of Louisiana’s wetlands. Its lush marshlands and winding waterways provide a safe haven for numerous species of wildlife; alligators, turtles, owls, egrets, herons and countless others call this sprawling habitat home.
The bayou itself is nearly 10 miles long and stretches from the Bonnet Carre Spillway in St. Charles Parish to Lake Salvador in Jefferson Parish. Along its banks are endless opportunities for exploration; visitors can take canoes down the narrow channels to search for cypress trees draped with Spanish moss or explore the fishing trails leading out into open waters.
Aside from its natural beauty, Bayou Segnette is also known for its recreational activities such as water skiing, swimming and camping under star-filled skies. There are even two state parks – The Tiki Lagoon Water Park and Bayou Segnette State Park – that offer a variety of amenities including cabins and RV sites so visitors can stay longer and get further immersed in nature.
For those wanting to experience some traditional Louisiana culture while visiting the bayou; nearby Westwego also features some unique attractions such as historic buildings like Japonica Hall or Alligator Vern’s Fish House which houses a collection of taxidermied alligators! Nearby Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve is also a great spot to visit; here you can take guided boat tours or even check out their visitor center complete with exhibits on local history & culture.