Bayou St. John is a peaceful way to get out on the water, enjoy some sunshine and fresh air–all without leaving the city’s parish.
Bayou Bienvenue lies just east of the city, at the intersection of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and Lake Borgne’s shores.
On the south side of town, where the freshwater bayous meet the salt marshes, you’ll find Bayou Segnette.
On the shores of Lake Borgne, about an hour out of town, you’ll find Fort Proctor.
North of town, you’ll find the Bayou Manchac and the Manchac Swamp. Unlike the areas closer to town.
On the northeast side of town bordering Lake Pontchartrain is Bayou Sauvage.
The Bogue Chitto River parallels the Louisiana/Mississippi state line as it winds its way to the Gulf.
Head to the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain to the town of Mandeville, and you’ll find Fontainebleau State Park.
Just past Slidell on Interstate I-10 is the Honey Island Swamp. With over 70,000 acres of untouched wetlands.