More than 2 years after closing, Swamp Walk opens again
PONCHATOULA - A hidden, intimate and free pathway that provides nature lovers an up close and personal look at Louisiana's swampland has reopened, more than two years after it was closed.
Located below the raised portion of I-55 south of Ponchatoula, the Joyce Wildlife Management Area Swamp Walk has been popular among cub scouts, enthusiasts and drivers seeking a pit stop along their drive. The pathway, a raised boardwalk inches above the swamp winds its way through the marsh offering a view of the region's many creatures.
The area was closed after Hurricane Isaac in August 2012. Crews started making repairs in May 2014. Wednesday, the state announced it had opened again.
The Swamp Walk was first opened in July 1990. It sits just off Highway 51.
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