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Fort Pike
Route 6
Box 194
New Orleans, LA.  70129

Fort Pike was completed in 1826 and named after General Zebulon Montgomery Pike, whose name is also attached to Pike's Peak in the Rocky Mountains.  Visitors can stroll through arched casements and stand overlooking the Rigolets as sentries once did.  Facilities include a museum, picnic areas, public boat launch, shelter and restroom area.
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Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge
61389 Hwy. 434
Lacombe, LA.  70458

Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge is a bottomland hardwood forest consisting of a number of sloughs and bayous.  Bogue Chitto is home to several endangered and threatened species, which include the Bald Eagle, Ringed Sawback Turtle, Gopher Tortoise, Inflated Heelsplitter Mussel, and the Gulf Sturgeon.  A number of activities are at your disposal, such as hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, birding and canoeing.
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Chevron Boardwalk at the White Kitchen Preserve
Junction of Hwy 190 and Hwy 90
Located in the Pearl River basin in Slidell, Louisiana.  The White Kitchen is one of the last, intact, overflow swamp systems in the Southeast.  A unique boardwalk allows visitors to walk out over the marsh and enjoy the view.  The park is home to several different types of wildlife like the alligator, great egrets, feral pigs, and has been home to a bald eagle's nest for 80 years.

Tammany Trace
Tammany Trace Foundation
21411 Koop Dr.
Mandeville, LA.  70471

The Tammany Trace, which connects Covington, Abita Springs, Mandeville, Lacombe, and Slidell, is Louisiana's first rail to trail conversion.  The Trace is 31 miles of wetlands and woods, where you can enjoy the beauty of St. Tammany Parish.  The asphalt trail is perfect for pedestrians, rollerbladers, equestrians, walkers, cyclists and joggers.
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Camp Salmen Nature Park
35122 Camp Salmen Rd.
Slidell, LA  70460
Located on scenic Bayou Liberty near Slidell, Louisiana, Camp Salmen is historically significant for a host of reasons.  Camp Salmen Nature Park's goal is to be utilized for education, recreation and to honor the location for its rich history.  For more information and directions click here.

Fontainebleau State Park
P.O. Box 8925
Mandeville, LA.  70470

Fontainebleau State Park, named after the forest near Paris, France, is a 2,800 acre park located on the shore of Lake Pontchartrain.  Fontainebleau also offers a campground with water, electricity, grills and table and a lodge that will sleep ten.
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