Lake Pontchartrain

Lake Pontchartrain lies in southeastern Louisiana in six parishes: Jefferson, Orleans, St. Tammany, St. John the Baptist, St. Charles, and Tangipahoa. The New Orleans metroplex encompasses most of Lake Pontchartrain’s southern border. The area on its northern border is known as Northshore. Lake Pontchartrain lies in part of the Pontchartrain Basin, a 4,700 square mile watershed in southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi. Lake Pontchartrain covers 630 square miles with an average depth of 12 feet, but the depth ranges from ten to 16 feet. It is 40 miles wide east to west and 24 miles wide from north to south. Lake Pontchartrain is an estuary and not a lake with brackish water.  More Lake Information

Lake Pontchartrain Camping

Pine Crest RV Park

Pine Crest RV Park has been remodeled to offer a much relaxing stay here. They have a spacious RV Campground, a newly remodeled bathhouse, a newly remodeled laundry room, pavilion, and a peaceful waterfront....

New Orleans RV Resort & Marina

New Orleans RV Resort & Marina is located in New Orleans, LA that offers furnished villas (including 3 floating villas) and deluxe waterfront RV sites, swimming pools, and long-term or short-term...

Fireside RV Resort

Fireside RV Resort is located in Ponchatoula, LA that offers 163 RV campsites. Asphalt roads and crushed-limestone camp sites are available, as well as full RV hookups at each location. Pull-thru, double, and...

Three Oaks & a Pine RV Park

Three Oaks & a Pine RV Park is located in New Orleans, LA. It offers full hookups with 20, 30, and 50 amp electric, water, and sewer. There are 24-hour showers and laundry. This place is pet-friendly and...

Glockners Place

Glockners Place is located in Lacombe, LA. It offers RV spaces with complete hookups (water, sewer, and 30/50-amp electric) that are paved back in. There is also a homeport camp ready for rent that...

Lake Pontchartrain Marinas

Oak Harbor Marina

Oak Harbor Marina is located in the Twin Span Bridge in the Grand Lagoon but it is also near Lake Pontchartrain. With 50' X 4' finger piers on both sides of each slip, we have three fixed docks with roomy...

Vinot's Marina L. L. C.

Vinot's Marina L. L. C. is located at the Rigolets right next to Fort Pike. Vinot's Marina. It has offers 32 slips with a 4' wide dock, a hoist, lights, water, and electricity. Dry storage inside a fenced-in...

Sawmill Docks Marina

For your docking needs, Sawmill Docks Marina has a fresh new, state-of-the-art premium dock. With easy access and private parking, our secured marina ensures the protection and security of our guests. All boat...

South Shore Harbor Marina

South Shore Harbor is located just 20 minutes from the CBD and French Quarter. This protected harbor, which is conveniently located on the south side of Lake Pontchartrain just east of the Industrial Canal and...

New Orleans Municipal Yacht Harbor

Municipal Yacht Harbor has approximately 595 boat slips of varying sizes. There are 40? slips available for immediate occupancy. For all other slip sizes, there is a waiting list, and transient slips of all...

Lake Pontchartrain What To Do

The National WWII Museum

The National WWII Museum contains immersive exhibitions, multimedia experiences, an extensive collection of artifacts, and first-person oral histories that immerse visitors in the tale of the world's most...

Lakewood Golf Club

Lakewood Golf Club is a 7,002-yard championship golf course in New Orleans, Louisiana, including the area's sole short game practice facility. It offers an 18-hole golf course to New Orleans firefighters,...

New Canal Lighthouse

The lighthouse was damaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. This was renovated and visiting the lighthouse will educate you educates residents and visitors about the Lake Pontchartrain Basin's water...

Distinctive Floral Designs

Distinctive Floral Designs makes quality fresh flowers for every customer. Their shop offers the freshest, highest-quality flowers, as well as a competent and compassionate team to meet all of your floral...

Rock 'N' Bowl

Live music is performed five evenings a week at an 18-lane bowling facility. This is a fun place to have a drink while bowling. The place has a lively atmosphere and great staff.

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Lake Pontchartrain Weather Forecast



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