Person casting from a boat in a bayou at edge of marsh

Motorized boats are allowed along the shoreline of Lake Pontchartrain and in the bayous that drain to the lake.  Air-thrust boats, motorized pirogues, mud boats, and go-devils are prohibited on the refuge.

Lake Road Boat Launch  This popular fishing and crabbing area at the southern end of Hwy 434 in Lacombe has a free public boat launch into Bayou Lacombe. 

Fritchie Marsh Boat Launch This recreation access site provides access to Fritchie Marsh. Fritchie Marsh is northeast of the Rigolets Bridge, east of Slidell. From the intersection of Hwy 90/Chef Menteur Hwy. and Hwy. 433, travel northeast 2.3 miles along Hwy. 90 and look for the kiosk and boat launch on the left (west) side of the road.