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Address: Tchefuncte River, Madisonville, LA
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The Old Goat Lighthouse!

That's what we called it. I spent many weekends as a child anchored off the sandy shores just East of this lighthouse, back in the 60's. My brother and I would visit it often, by... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 May 2016
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Frisco
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Frisco
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

That's what we called it. I spent many weekends as a child anchored off the sandy shores just East of this lighthouse, back in the 60's. My brother and I would visit it often, by small sailboat or powered Dinghy. Once by land, we got in a lot of trouble, but that is a long story. For the curious, there... More 

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Madisonville, LA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

One of the prettiest rivers in LA (if not #1). A slow ride up or down with friends is hard to beat. The lighthouse is historic but needs work (underway). Several places to dock. Not much fuel on the river and pricey so gas up before

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Thank JimR459
Madisonville, Louisiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

has to be seen by boat to get close. Someone built a house at the end of the main road. Makes it hard to get good photos of a beautiful light house because they closed off the end of the road close to the lake.....If you have a boat it's all good for taking closeup pictures.

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1 Thank kathimoll
Madisonville, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

you can not go in the light house the best way to see the light house is by boat makes excellent sunset pictures you can the light house keepers house at the museum

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nolaqueen
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

I love lighthouses and I go out to this area of the lake often and you can see the lighthouse but are unable to access it. The is a museum in town with history but I would love to get a closer look at it without having to get in a boat!

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Madisonville
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

The lighthouse is not accessible by land anymore. They are talking about building one, but the lake keeps eroding the coast and I doubt they ever will. There is a spot that you can take pictures (great sunset location). Go to the very end of lake road to the coast guard station. Go west as far as you possibly can.... More 

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1 Thank Medgasman
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

I like lighthouses, so it would have been nice to see it up close, to climb to the top, to see the view, and get a sense of what it must have been like to be a keeper or keeper's assistant in the early days. Sadly, and presumably due to vandalism, the light station's grounds are off limits with arrest... More 

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Covington, Louisiana
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2013 via mobile

There currently isn't any easy way to get to the lighthouse by land. What you CAN do is drive down past the maritime museum along a long road with a one lane wooden bridge past a bar and a boat launch to a burned down skeleton of some old bait shop or restaurant. You can see the lighthouse to the... More 

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Cape Canaveral, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2013

We tried driving to the lighthouse but the road was torn up. Road equipment was still on site. Call before trying to get out there and don't try it unless you're in a truck!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2012

If you are there it is worth seeing, but I wouldn't make a trip just for that. Madisonville is worth the trip, but not just the lighthouse.

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