20 Years of Saving Our Lake and Coast
Lake Pontchartrain
Basin Foundation
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New Canal Lighthouse open for visitors 6 days/week
10:00am-4:00pm Guided tours

Come see us at other LPBF events.


Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation's success depends on the dedication and talents of thousands of volunteers. People often volunteer with us because they feel a personal commitment to protecting and restoring our basin, so that all of us can enjoy it. Motivated by this valuable feeling of ownership, volunteers get involved in a variety of fun, interesting events that we hold throughout the year. Learn more

Many of these events are annual, including our Back to the Beach Festival, Beach Sweep, Fishing Rodeo, Golf Classic, and Northshore "Let's Make Waves" Party.

Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation staff also welcomes those who wish to volunteer in our office. Office volunteers regularly offer their time and talents throughout the year. Their assistance is invaluable. Learn more


Recreation Resources

We encourage everyone to Enjoy Our Lake and the many recreational opportunities the Pontchartrain Basin has to offer - eco-touring, boating, fishing, swimming, picnicking, hiking, water skiing, or simply watching a beautiful sunset from the seawall.

Check out LPBF's Fishing and Recreation Map for Lake Pontchartrain, Maurepas and Borgne for locations of public beaches, State Parks, National Wildlife Refuges and many other fishing or outdoor localities (some never previously published).  The map contains tables with GPS coordinates and contact information for boat launches.  Printed in color on waterproof vinyl paper (folded) or regular paper (rolled) the  20” X 34” map (LPBF copyright 2009) is available in our Gift Shop.

Please remember to always follow the rules of safety and common sense - never swim alone, check the weather before boating, and make sure you are prepared for emergencies. Below is a list of links to useful information.

Ashley Marie Kelly Swim Safety Program

Fishing and Recreation Map for Lake Pontchartrain, Maurepas and Borgne

Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries

American Red Cross Swimming Rules

Louisiana State Parks

National Weather Service

NOAA Weather & Tide Information

U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Resource Center

Boater Safety Tips for Boat Rentals

Recreation Resources


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