Best lake in New Orleans

Check out the top lake in New Orleans, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. City Park
1. City Park
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258 local reviews
City Park, New Orleans
NeighborhoodPolitical
Chris
There is a ton to do in City Park, and luckily, it's right there for your use! You can start your jog from ou…
Dan
City Park was in typical New Orleans fashion created after a poker game that led to a political scandal, which…
Marie Jo
City Park offers something for everyone. Botanical Garden. Art in the open-air Besthoff Sculpture Garden, and …
1. City Park
1. City Park
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258 local reviews
City Park, New Orleans
Chris
Chris
There is a ton to do in City Park, and luckily, it's right there for your use! You can start your jog from our place and go right into the …
Dan
Dan
City Park was in typical New Orleans fashion created after a poker game that led to a political scandal, which in turn led to the donation o…
Marie Jo
Marie Jo
City Park offers something for everyone. Botanical Garden. Art in the open-air Besthoff Sculpture Garden, and Art Museum (NOMA). Sprawling g…
2. Audubon Park
2. Audubon Park
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178 local reviews
6500 Magazine St, New Orleans
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 504-861-2537
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Diggs
Great way to get out and see the outdoors. Play a round of golf here and head across the street to a wonderful…
Kristin
Gorgeous park with 2 mile loop, 1 mile walking nature trail, lakes, benches, exercise stations, playground, fo…
Phoebe
Get your morning walk in around the lake or play a round of golf. There is also a wonderful zoo in the park as…
2. Audubon Park
2. Audubon Park
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178 local reviews
6500 Magazine St, New Orleans
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 504-861-2537
Diggs
Diggs
Great way to get out and see the outdoors. Play a round of golf here and head across the street to a wonderful zoo. Walk the trails or have …
Kristin
Kristin
Gorgeous park with 2 mile loop, 1 mile walking nature trail, lakes, benches, exercise stations, playground, fountains and sitting areas
Phoebe
Phoebe
Get your morning walk in around the lake or play a round of golf. There is also a wonderful zoo in the park as well as a lovely restaurant. …
3. Bayou St. John
3. Bayou St. John
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25 local reviews
Bayou St. John, New Orleans
NeighborhoodPolitical
Will
Beautiful neighborhood surrounding the Bayou St. John waterway that empties out into Lake Pontchartrain. Take …
James
An arm of Lake Pontchartrain. A significant factor in the founding of New Orleans. Reliable water access to t…
Patricia
If you jog or walk, there is a path along Bayou St. John that goes all the way to Lake Pontchartrain. You can…
3. Bayou St. John
3. Bayou St. John
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25 local reviews
Bayou St. John, New Orleans
Will
Will
Beautiful neighborhood surrounding the Bayou St. John waterway that empties out into Lake Pontchartrain. Take a picnic along the banks or re…
James
James
An arm of Lake Pontchartrain. A significant factor in the founding of New Orleans. Reliable water access to the city which continued into t…
Patricia
Patricia
If you jog or walk, there is a path along Bayou St. John that goes all the way to Lake Pontchartrain. You can connect to the path at the co…
4. Mondo
4. Mondo
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7 local reviews
900 Harrison Ave, New Orleans
Closed · Opens Monday 11:30 AM
+1 504-224-2633
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Dan
Chef Susan Spicer's Lakeview restaurant. For those of you that watched Treme on HBO, the chef character was mo…
Mark And Gilly
Susan Spicer's restaurant in Lakeview. Has a devoted following. Brunch is recommended and not unreasonably pri…
Ronny
Susan’s experience and history includes being the chef of Savoir Faire and the Bistro at Maison deVille as wel…
4. Mondo
4. Mondo
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7 local reviews
900 Harrison Ave, New Orleans
Closed · Opens Monday 11:30 AM
+1 504-224-2633
Dan
Dan
Chef Susan Spicer's Lakeview restaurant. For those of you that watched Treme on HBO, the chef character was modeled after Susan Spicer. Food…
Mark And Gilly
Mark And Gilly
Susan Spicer's restaurant in Lakeview. Has a devoted following. Brunch is recommended and not unreasonably priced.
Ronny
Ronny
Susan’s experience and history includes being the chef of Savoir Faire and the Bistro at Maison deVille as well as chef and co-owner with Re…
5. Lake Pontchartrain
5. Lake Pontchartrain
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7 local reviews
Lake Pontchartrain
Natural featureEstablishment
Edward
The lakefront is great. It has a biking trail and is very peaceful. Sunday afternoons you can see modified car…
Mark
The beach isn't running yet but the lakefront is a good place to just relax, have a picnic, let the kids play,…
Sefira
Go to the lakefront for sunset, a bike ride, lakefront dining, or a beautiful walk.
5. Lake Pontchartrain
5. Lake Pontchartrain
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7 local reviews
Lake Pontchartrain
Edward
Edward
The lakefront is great. It has a biking trail and is very peaceful. Sunday afternoons you can see modified cars, old cars, and muscle cars c…
Mark
Mark
The beach isn't running yet but the lakefront is a good place to just relax, have a picnic, let the kids play, or to feed the birds. Ponchat…
Sefira
Sefira
Go to the lakefront for sunset, a bike ride, lakefront dining, or a beautiful walk.
6. Lakeshore Drive
6. Lakeshore Drive
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8 local reviews
Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans
Route
Charly
Watch sailboats along the banks of Lake Ponchartrain. Lovely place to take a long walk, run, or bike ride.
Jim And Amy
This is a beautiful drive, next to a lake that seems more like an ocean, Lake Ponchartrain. This is also a goo…
Zach
If you need some fresh air the lakeshore is not far away. Just Past City Park and over the levee...
6. Lakeshore Drive
6. Lakeshore Drive
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8 local reviews
Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans
Charly
Charly
Watch sailboats along the banks of Lake Ponchartrain. Lovely place to take a long walk, run, or bike ride.
Jim And Amy
Jim And Amy
This is a beautiful drive, next to a lake that seems more like an ocean, Lake Ponchartrain. This is also a good place to recreate with miles…
Zach
Zach
If you need some fresh air the lakeshore is not far away. Just Past City Park and over the levee...
7. Landry's Seafood House
7. Landry's Seafood House
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14 local reviews
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Brandon
Landrys has great views of the lake and excellent seafood. Best place to have dinner and watch the sunset.
Mark
Pricier spot but close to the house and a great view over the lake!
Cathy
Great seafood with a beautiful view of the lake and the sailboats Great happy hour, gorgeous view of the lake…
7. Landry's Seafood House
7. Landry's Seafood House
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14 local reviews
Brandon
Brandon
Landrys has great views of the lake and excellent seafood. Best place to have dinner and watch the sunset.
Mark
Mark
Pricier spot but close to the house and a great view over the lake!
Cathy
Cathy
Great seafood with a beautiful view of the lake and the sailboats Great happy hour, gorgeous view of the lake at sunset. Landrys has great…
8. Harrison Ave
8. Harrison Ave
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4 local reviews
Harrison Ave, New Orleans
Route
Rebecca
This is the main street of the Lakeview area. It is walkable from the house. There are many restaurants, qui…
Rebekah
This Lakeview neighborhood avenue boasts plenty of great restaurants and shops, including Susan Spicer's Mondo…
Dan
Interesting shops are located along the Harrison Avenue corridor in the heart of Lakeview. Little Miss Muffin …
8. Harrison Ave
8. Harrison Ave
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4 local reviews
Harrison Ave, New Orleans
Rebecca
Rebecca
This is the main street of the Lakeview area. It is walkable from the house. There are many restaurants, quirky shops, ice-cream and snowb…
Rebekah
Rebekah
This Lakeview neighborhood avenue boasts plenty of great restaurants and shops, including Susan Spicer's Mondo.
Dan
Dan
Interesting shops are located along the Harrison Avenue corridor in the heart of Lakeview. Little Miss Muffin has a lot of New Orleans theme…
9. The Blue Crab Restaurant and Oyster Bar
9. The Blue Crab Restaurant and Oyster Bar
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13 local reviews
7900 Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 504-284-2898
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Devin
My favorite place to eat Seafood. It's right on Lake Pontchartrain so you get an awesome view of the lake and …
Valerie
Watching the sun set over the lakefront harbor while eating seafood in New Orleans is just part of who we are…
Cathy
Watching the sun set over the lakefront harbor while eating seafood in New Orleans is just part of who we are…
9. The Blue Crab Restaurant and Oyster Bar
9. The Blue Crab Restaurant and Oyster Bar
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13 local reviews
7900 Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 504-284-2898
Devin
Devin
My favorite place to eat Seafood. It's right on Lake Pontchartrain so you get an awesome view of the lake and boats coming in and out. Indoo…
Valerie
Valerie
Watching the sun set over the lakefront harbor while eating seafood in New Orleans is just part of who we are. Although this restaurant is n…
Cathy
Cathy
Watching the sun set over the lakefront harbor while eating seafood in New Orleans is just part of who we are. Although this restaurant is n…
10. Lafitte Greenway
10. Lafitte Greenway
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16 local reviews
Lafitte Greenway, New Orleans
Route
Melanie
This biking / walking trail extends from Lakeview to the French Quarter and is a great route for exercise and/…
Tracy
Bikeway from downtown to the lake
Tracy
Bikeway from downtown to the lake
10. Lafitte Greenway
10. Lafitte Greenway
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16 local reviews
Lafitte Greenway, New Orleans
Melanie
Melanie
This biking / walking trail extends from Lakeview to the French Quarter and is a great route for exercise and/or exploring the city
Tracy
Tracy
Bikeway from downtown to the lake
Tracy
Tracy
Bikeway from downtown to the lake
11. Cajun Pride Swamp Tours
11. Cajun Pride Swamp Tours
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8 local reviews
110 Frenier Rd, LaPlace
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
+1 504-467-0758
Travel agencyParkStore
Tim & Cheri'
One of the better swamp tours and within 30 minutes of our house. We've been on it two times. You will see a…
Cathy
Ok. I know. Touristy. But this swamp tour on private property is the best one I know of. It's just about 20 mi…
Gail
Great tour on a private bayou, guaranteed alligator sightings.
11. Cajun Pride Swamp Tours
11. Cajun Pride Swamp Tours
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8 local reviews
110 Frenier Rd, LaPlace
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
+1 504-467-0758
Tim & Cheri'
Tim & Cheri'
One of the better swamp tours and within 30 minutes of our house. We've been on it two times. You will see alligators, racoons, turtles an…
Cathy
Cathy
Ok. I know. Touristy. But this swamp tour on private property is the best one I know of. It's just about 20 minutes on the otherside of the …
Gail
Gail
Great tour on a private bayou, guaranteed alligator sightings.
12. Bonnabel Boat Launch
12. Bonnabel Boat Launch
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2 local reviews
1599 Bonnabel Blvd, Metairie
Point of interestEstablishment
Grace
Jogging/Biking Path along Lake Pontchartrain Levee. Place to fish, or just enjoy the lake. Boat launch. At end…
Gloria
Is one block from my home with bicycling & jogging trail, playground, beautiful relaxing scenery by the lakefr…
Gloria
Is one block from my home with bicycling & jogging trail, playground, beautiful relaxing scenery by the lakefr…
12. Bonnabel Boat Launch
12. Bonnabel Boat Launch
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2 local reviews
1599 Bonnabel Blvd, Metairie
Grace
Grace
Jogging/Biking Path along Lake Pontchartrain Levee. Place to fish, or just enjoy the lake. Boat launch. At end of Carrollton in Metairie.
Gloria
Gloria
Is one block from my home with bicycling & jogging trail, playground, beautiful relaxing scenery by the lakefront.
Gloria
Gloria
Is one block from my home with bicycling & jogging trail, playground, beautiful relaxing scenery by the lakefront.