Lake Pontchartrain

Louisiana

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Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana

Located in Louisiana, Lake Pontchartrain real estate is the largest market in the state for lake homes and lake lots.

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  • 351Mi. of Shoreline
  • 12Avg. Depth
  • 15Deepest Depth
  • Shoreline Borders
    State Park (Some)
    National Park (Some)
  • Ownership
    Public
  • Acreage
    403,200
  • Public Boat Ramps
    25
  • Water Level
    Full Pool Year Round
Marinas
(504) 288-2351
221 Lake Marina Ave
New Orleands, LA 70124
(504) 245-3152
6701 Stars and Stripes Blvd
New orleans, LA 70126
Golf Courses
(504) 212-5290
6500 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 302-4485
1051 Filmore Ave
New Orleans, LA 70124
(504) 658-3387
6514 Congress Dr
New Orleans, LA 70126
(504) 482-2145
5024 Pontchartrain Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70118
Campgrounds
(985) 845-3318
119 Fairview Dr
Madisonville, LA 70447
(985) 624-4443
62883 LA-1089
Mandeville, LA 70471
(985) 892-6023
17145 Million Dollar Rd
Covington, LA 70435
(504) 467-1792
11129 Jefferson Hwy
River Ridge, LA 70123
  • Counties: Jefferson Parish, Orleans Parish, Saint Charles Parish, Saint Tammany Parish, Tangipahoa Parish
  • Fish: Lake Trout, Muskellunge Pike
  • Condos available (Yes)
  • Notable events: Beach Sweep, Lighthouse Glow Run, Haunted Lighthouse, Annual Lights at The Lake, Spring Sweep, Annual Lakefront History Trolley Tour and Social, Lake Pontchartrain Craft Fair
  • Sailing clubs: Pontchartrain Yacht Club, New Orleans Yacht Club, Sail Nola, Lake Pontchartrain Women's Sailing, Southern Yacht Club, Corinthians Sailing Association
  • Interesting facts: Lake Pontchartrain is the second largest salt water lake in the US
  • Known for: Lake Pontchartrain Causeway
  • Landmarks: Cathedral-Basilica of St.Louis King of France, French Quarter, Fisherman's Castle, Buckner Mansion, Lalaurie Mansion, Louisiana State Museum
  • Permit is not required to use the lake.
  • Jet skis are allowed.
  • Motorized boats are allowed.
  • Boating restrictions (Yes). -- https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/page/boating-regulations
  • Dock restrictions (No).
Hospitals
(985) 867-4000
95 Judge Tanner Blvd
Covington, LA 70433
Airports
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
900 Airline Dr, Kenner, LA 70062
23 miles away
New Orleans Lakefront Airport
6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd #219, New Orleans, LA 70126
26 miles away
About Lake Pontchartrain
Louisiana’s Largest Lake

One of Louisiana’s best-known lakes is the sizable Lake Pontchartrain. The lake covers 403,200 acres with 351 miles of shoreline, and this shallow estuary is made up of brackish water that flows in from the Gulf of Mexico. It is considered the second-largest saltwater lake in the United States.

Lake Pontchartrain is surprisingly shallow, with an average depth of 12 feet. This waterbody expands through 20 different counties, with 16 in Louisiana and four in Mississippi.

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway crosses through the lake and is the second-longest straight bridge globally, running 24 miles long. Several large cities rest near the edge of the lake, including New Orleans and Covington.

Boating, Fishing, and More Fun

Boating, fishing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, and all kinds of water sports can be enjoyed on the massive Lake Pontchartrain.

There are 25 boat launches in various locations, and most of them are free to the public. Bonnabel Boat Launch, Breakwater Park, Frenier Landing, Seabook Bridge Launch are some of the few that are popular for launching boats.

Popular fish species found in the lake are speckled trout, white trout, sheepshead, and redfish. The lake is abundant, with 120 more fish that are not listed. It is an exciting spot for anglers because it has freshwater, saltwater, and brackish fish species within its borders.

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.

Visit New Orleans

If you enjoy a night on Bourbon Street, then Lake Pontchartrain is the place for you. You can choose a home in the city limits or across the bridge, depending on your preferences.

New Orleans is famous for its French architecture, vibrant nightlife, rich history, and live music. Walk down Bourbon Street and enjoy the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter. There are plenty of bars, places to eat, and parades to enjoy throughout your stay.

Ghost tours, shops at the French Market, Frenchmen Street, Saint Louis Cemetery, St. Louis Cathedral, and Jackson Square are just some of the reputable places that New Orleans is known for.

Experience the Best of Louisiana

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