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Lockport Elevated Wetlands Boardwalk Welcomes Visitors And Locals Alike

Lockport Elevated Wetlands Boardwalk Welcomes Visitors And Locals Alike

Want to find a place to spend some quality time with your children this summer?

Well, you might want to stop by the Lockport Elevated Wetlands Boardwalk soon.

The boardwalk, which officially opened in January, features 440 feet of elevated decking that runs through the middle of south Louisiana wetlands property on Highway 308 in Lockport near the Lafourche Parish School Board’s Career Magnet Center.

Visitors and locals alike are welcome to check out the boardwalk and spend their time appreciating the natural scenery found all around the elevated decking.

The boardwalk was made possible through grant money provided to the parish by the Louisiana Recreational Trails Program and land donated by Hugh Caffery.

Recently, visitors from Dallas, Texas, had the opportunity to walk on the boardwalk accompanied by a local resident of the area.

Their interest is symbolic of what makes sites like the boardwalk worth pointing out to those living and working in Lafourche Parish.

“This boardwalk belongs to the residents of Lafourche Parish,” Parish President Charlotte Randolph said. “We want people to make the time to visit this boardwalk because it gives people the opportunity to get up close and personal with natural Lafourche.”

According to parish officials, the boardwalk is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.