Lake Bigeaux

Lake Bigeaux along with several bays and bayous makes up the southeastern portion of the Henderson Swamp. Surrounded by dense forests, these waterways take the paddlers away from the activity of the open lake.

The Lake Bigeaux trail begins at the Pelba boat ramp near the Atchafalaya Basin Welcome Center off of Interstate 10, and then heads south for an 8.4 mile loop. The trail moves through several narrow lakes and bays that are connected by small bayous.

  • Trail Rating:  Level 2
  • Distance:  8.4 miles
  • Estimated Time of Completion: 5 hours
  • Safety Concerns: Much of the waterways look the same, so it is easy to get turned around.
  • What’s Cool?: There's a good chance to view alligators.

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