Recreation

The incredible natural beauty of Assumption Parish is unmistakable, poised at the gateway to the 800,000-acre Atchafalaya Basin, one of the largest and most picturesque natural estuaries in the world. 

Steps away are many parks and public facilities where one can enjoy:
  • Birding
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Nature walks
  • Water sports

Hunting & Fishing


Miles and miles of navigable lakes and bayous, such as Lake Verret, meander throughout Assumption Parish providing ample opportunity for fishing, hunting and camping. Louisiana's subtropical climate allows for year-round enjoyment of the abundant local wildlife.

Attakapas Landing


The recently renovated, Attakapas Landing is a public boat landing located at the end of Highway 401 in the southeastern quadrant of Lake Verret. Attakapas Landing also provides public access to the Elm Hall Wildlife Management Area. Paved parking and public restrooms are available.

View a map of the Attakapas Landing Area

Belle River Landing


Belle River Landing includes a 300 foot long loading dock, a handicapped accessible loading ramp, expanded parking areas, and a pavilion for public gatherings. Lighting equipment and a surveillance system have also been installed.

View a map of the Belle River Landing Area
A boy and a woman at the end of a dock, pulling a line from the water and holding a fish net

Elm Hall Wildlife Management Area


The Elm Hall Wildlife Management Area, located in Assumption Parish, is approximately 5 miles west of Napoleonville. Access to the nearly 3,000 acre tract is available by boat through landings such as the public Attakapas Landing. Common game animals include white-tailed deer, rabbit, squirrel, and various water fowl. Camping is also allowed in the designated camping area.

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