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Tchefuncte River Light Station

Tchefuncte River, Madisonville, LA
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Relaxing

We anchored our boat near this historic lighthouse and watched the sunset over Lake Pontchartrain... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
David S
,
San Sebastian
via mobile
Good Photo spot for out-of-towners

If you are photographer visiting Louisiana, this is a great place for you. The quintessential... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2017
DiamondDoug44
,
Mandeville, Louisiana
via mobile
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  • Excellent7%
  • Very good49%
  • Average30%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
30 Mar 2017
“Relaxing”
24 Mar 2017
“Good Photo spot for out-of-towners”
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Tchefuncte River, Madisonville, LA
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We anchored our boat near this historic lighthouse and watched the sunset over Lake Pontchartrain while enjoying a bottle of wine with cheese & crackers. Beautiful, relaxing and romantic.

Thank David S
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

If you are photographer visiting Louisiana, this is a great place for you. The quintessential Louisiana lighthouse. Very picturesque especially at sunset.

Thank DiamondDoug44
Reviewed 9 May 2016

That's what we called it. I spent many weekends as a child anchored off the sandy shores just East of this lighthouse, back in the 60's. My brother and I would visit it often, by small sailboat or powered Dinghy. Once by land, we got...More

Thank Birddawg
Reviewed 31 March 2016

One of the prettiest rivers in LA (if not #1). A slow ride up or down with friends is hard to beat. The lighthouse is historic but needs work (underway). Several places to dock. Not much fuel on the river and pricey so gas up...More

Thank JimR459
Reviewed 10 November 2015

has to be seen by boat to get close. Someone built a house at the end of the main road. Makes it hard to get good photos of a beautiful light house because they closed off the end of the road close to the lake.....If...More

1  Thank kathimoll
Reviewed 5 August 2014

you can not go in the light house the best way to see the light house is by boat makes excellent sunset pictures you can the light house keepers house at the museum

1  Thank audrey w
Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

I love lighthouses and I go out to this area of the lake often and you can see the lighthouse but are unable to access it. The is a museum in town with history but I would love to get a closer look at it...More

Thank nolaqueen
Reviewed 25 November 2013

The lighthouse is not accessible by land anymore. They are talking about building one, but the lake keeps eroding the coast and I doubt they ever will. There is a spot that you can take pictures (great sunset location). Go to the very end of...More

1  Thank Medgasman
Reviewed 3 October 2013

I like lighthouses, so it would have been nice to see it up close, to climb to the top, to see the view, and get a sense of what it must have been like to be a keeper or keeper's assistant in the early days....More

Thank OldGrayNut
Reviewed 7 June 2013 via mobile

There currently isn't any easy way to get to the lighthouse by land. What you CAN do is drive down past the maritime museum along a long road with a one lane wooden bridge past a bar and a boat launch to a burned down...More

2  Thank Scott P
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