• Shoreline Borders
      State Park (Some)
    • Ownership
      Public
    • Water Level
      Full Pool Year Round
    Campgrounds
    Group Camp 3
    70445 Area 3 Group Camp Rd
    Lacombe, LA 70445
    • Counties: Saint Tammany Parish
    • Condos available (No)
    • Known for: Fishing
    • Landmarks: St Tammany Wildlife RefugeSt Tammany State Game RefugeFontainebleau State Park
    Hospitals
    Ochsner Health Center
    (985) 875-2340
    3235 E Causeway Approach
    Mandeville, LA 70448
    Airports
    Slidell Municipal Airport KASD
    62512 Airport Rd, Slidell, LA 70460
    14 miles away
    About Bayou Des Mats
    On Lake Pontchartrain

    Bayou Des Mats is located in the eastern region of Louisiana in Saint Tammany Parish. It is three miles from Lacombe, Louisiana, and just minutes away from US Route 190.

    Bayou Des Mats sits near the northern shore of Louisiana's largest lake, Lake Pontchartrain.

    Lake Pontchartrain

    Lake Pontchartrain, which borders Louisiana's Gulf Coast, encompasses 630 square miles on its southern border. The ocean is not much farther south, and large cities, such as New Orleans, sit on this lake's shore.

    This lake is technically an estuary because it is open to the Gulf of Mexico and has a mix of salt and freshwater. It is the perfect place to observe marine life, birds and catch a variety of fish due to its shallow waters. You can even sight dolphins, sharks, and other unique ocean life at times.

    The lake is open to swimming, fishing, boating, and other recreation. It is a great spot to experience big lake living while being able to return to the tranquility of Bateman Lake.

    If you cross the long driving bridge that connects the northern portion of Louisiana to the southern peninsula, you can be in the exciting city of New Orleans.

    Local Wildlife

    On the other side is the St. Tammany State Game Refuge and the St. Tammany Wildlife Refuge. The property extends about 10 miles along the lakeshore. It is home to various wildlife species, including furbearers (mink, otter, raccoon, muskrat, and nutria), alligators, wading birds, shorebirds, and wintering waterfowl.

    Enjoy Life on the Bayou

    Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or a vacation rental, Bayou Des Mats is an excellent choice.