If you love outdoor adventures and activities such as boating, kayaking, fishing, hiking, and biking, Lacombe may be the new home you’ve been looking for.
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One of the smaller towns in the area, Lacombe could be called the Northshore’s hidden gem. With its expansive network of waterways, forests and marshes, it offers countless opportunities for residents and visitors to explore Louisiana's great outdoors. Lacombe is home to one of the Northshore’s favorite Creole Italian restaurants and is also recognized for its gracious observance of All Saints' Day.
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Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge
The Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge is a 15,000-acre federal reserve located in Lacombe that exhibits the quintessential Louisiana natural landscape. The refuge is a natural home to hundreds of bird species, many types of indigenous freshwater and saltwater fish, even the iconic American Alligator!
Bayou Adventure is Lacombe’s one-stop-shop to gear up for South Louisiana’s finest outdoor adventures. Customers can rent or purchase paddleboarding, kayaking, and fishing equipment for their excursions into the bayou, or book professionally-guided trips with Bayou Adventure. Fishing bait and tackle, crabbing supplies, hunting gear, drinks, snacks, and anything else you might need for your journey are all available here. The on-site restaurant, Bayou Kitchen, offers a superb menu of traditional and contemporary Louisiana favorites, including fresh local seafood dishes, smoked pork, pizza, sandwiches and wraps, pork chop plates, and much more.
Tammany Trace, a beautiful hike and bike trail that winds through five communities in St. Tammany Parish, includes access points in Lacombe. Bike rental is available at Bayou Adventure.
Bayou Lacombe Museum
The Bayou Lacombe Museum, located in the oldest wooden schoolhouse in St. Tammany Parish, offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the history and culture of Lacombe through five main exhibits: Early 20th Century Life, Choctaws in Lacombe, John H. Davis, Lacombe Military Heroes, and Abbe Rouquette.
Sal and Judy’s
A long-established fixture of Lacombe and a favorite destination of diners from around the area, Sal and Judy’s serves signature Creole Italian dishes in a relaxed, homey setting. Chef Sal Impastato continues to satisfy his patrons’ appetites year after year with his remarkable culinary creations.