The Maurepas Swamp Nature Trail is the only part of the 112,000 acre Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries Dept. Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area (WMA) where one can simply hop off I-10/I-55 via the Manchac Greenway, drive up, park and stroll into the surrounding swamp. (Note: there is also the Swamp Walk Boardwalk located in the Joyce WMA at the northern end of the Greenway). Peavine Rd. to Frenier is just a half mile to the south.
This path is a half-mile stroll on an old oil-well access road that ends in a lovely half-acre meadow that was once a drill pad in the middle of the swamp. Along the way you’ll be on intimate terms with the flood-prone swamp and all the plants and creatures within it. Bring boots.
The Maurepas Swamp WMA encompasses much of the extensive wetlands that wrap around the southern half of Lake Maurepas. Two other WMAs, Joyce and Manchac, help fulfill the dream of preserving this remarkable and valuable natural resource surrounding Lake Maurepas and are at the core of the natural part of the Southeast Louisiana Region.
For more info. on the Maurepas Swamp WMA see – https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/page/maurepas-swamp
A GPS track from a walk along the Maurepas Swamp Nature Trail see – https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/track-feb-18-01-30-pm