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

Boat tours into various waterways to view eagles and their nests, seminars from wildlife and...

Phone: (985) 380-8224

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

Cypremort Point

306 Beach Lane, 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 Street, Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (985) 853-1078

Stroll the boardwalk through the Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge and enjoy the beauty of...

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 French word meaning "...

Hours: Wed., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Thurs.–Sun., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Closed Mon. & Tues. Free Admission
8 miles north of Morgan City, Morgan City, LA 70380
Phone: (985) 385-6621; (888) 508-5031

Rents houseboats, bayou-side cabins, day boats, canoes and kayaks. Bird and breakfast tours....

2300 Hwy. 70, Morgan City, LA 70380
Phone: (985) 380-4623

Relaxed surroundings accented by towering cypress trees and stately oaks laden with moss create...