PLEASE BEWARE OF USING MAPQUEST/GOOGLE MAPS OR A GPS FOR DIRECTIONS BECAUSE THEY MAY LEAD YOU ASTRAY.

Your trip into the swamps of the Atchafalaya Basin will begin in the little community of Bayou Sorrel.  The meeting point we use is Dale’s Trading Post: 33115 Highway 75, Plaquemine, LA 70764.  The GPS may take you 1/2 a mile south of Dale’s Trading Post. Please see below for directions from several common starting points in Louisiana.

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From Lafayette

If you are coming from Lafayette, take I-10 East and take the exit for Hwy 1 South, go south on Hwy 1 to Plaquemine.  In Plaquemine turn right on Hwy 75 at the red light between McDonald’s and Burger King.  Follow Hwy 75 for 6.5 miles until it comes to a ‘T’  (you will see a red flashing light and a stop sign), turn left at the ‘T’ (you will still be on Hwy 75).  Follow this road for five miles and you will be in Bayou Sorrel.  The meeting point is Dale’s Trading Post, the first gas station on the left.

From Baton Rouge

If you are coming Baton Rouge, take I-10 west and stay in the right lane to take the Hwy 1 exit, go south on Hwy 1. In Plaquemine turn right on Hwy 75 at the red light between McDonald’s and Burger King.  Follow Hwy 75 for 6.5 miles until it comes to a ‘T’  (you will see a red flashing light and a stop sign), turn left at the ‘T’ (you will still be on Hwy 75).  Follow this road for five miles and you will be in Bayou Sorrel.  The meeting point is Dale’s Trading Post, the first gas station on the left.

From New Orleans

Please Note: GPS should recognize that an alternate route using the Sunshine Bridge is closed until further notice. The directions below are the correct and quickest way to the meeting point.

Use the right lane to take the I-10 W ramp to Baton Rouge. Merge onto US-90 BUS E. Merge onto I-10 W. Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 220 for I-310 S toward Boutte/Houma. Continue onto I-310 S. Take exit 10 for LA-3127 N toward Donaldsonville. Continue onto LA-3127 N. Turn right onto LA-70 E. Continue straight. Continue straight onto LA-3089 W. Continue onto LA-1 N/W 10th St. Turn left onto LA-993. Turn right onto LA-404. Turn right onto LA-75. The meeting point will be the second gas station on the right, Dales Trading Post. 

From Nottoway

Go south toward White Castle on Hwy 1 for one mile and turn right on Hwy 993.  You’ll be crossing through cane fields; this land is the natural ridge that before the construction of the levees, separated the Mississippi River from the Atchafalaya Basin.  After four miles turn right on Hwy 404.  As you go on Hwy 404 the land will get lower and the fields will be replaced by hardwood forest and then by swampland.  All this forest and swamps were part of the eastern edge of the historical Atchafalaya Basin, before the levees were built.  After six miles Hwy 404 will end and you’ll need to turn right onto Hwy 75, if you follow this road for four miles, you’ll be in Bayou Sorrel.  The meeting point is Dale’s Trading Post, the second gas station on the right. 

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