Enjoy one of the fastest growing outdoor activities - birdwatching. With an abundance of opportunities to spot over 300 known species of birds throughout the Cajun Coast by car or by boat, birdwatchers will have a spectacular time.

Travel down Stephensville Road off Hwy. 70, visit the Brownell Memorial and Carillon Tower (a designated bird sanctuary), travel along Cotten Road in Patterson or take a swamp tour into the Atchafalaya Basin for a close-up view of the natural environment. Eagles can be sighted between October through the end of April.

The Atchafalaya Basin, one of the great ecological wonders of the United States, abounds in all types of wildlife. It extends north from Morgan City past Lafayette in a maze of bayous, lakes, ponds and cypress swamps. In addition to the wide variety of birds, more than 65 species of reptiles and 46 species of mammals inhabit the Cajun Coast.

Cajun Coast

Phone: 985-380-8224 or 800-256-2931

Follow America's Wetlands Birding Trail throughout St. Mary Parish, the Cajun Coast, for the...

Cypremort Point

306 Beach Ln, Cypremort Point, LA 70538
Phone: 337-867-4510

A great spot for sailing, swimming, fishing and picnicking along a man-made beach on the shore...


1725 Willow St, Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: 337-828-0061



Morgan City

3359 Hwy 70, Morgan City, LA 70380
Phone: 985-384-2283

A 9.5 acre park in a natural setting next to lovely Lake Palourde, a Native American word...

Hours: Wed 10 am to 3 pm, Thurs–Sun 10 am to 4 pm
2300 Hwy 70, Morgan City, LA 70380
Phone: 985-380-4623

With everything from lake house rentals to RV and tent spots, this park is sure to have...


8 miles north of Morgan City, Stephensville, LA 70380
Phone: 985-385-6621

Rents houseboats, bayouside cabins, day boats, canoes and kayaks
Bird & breakfast...