Manchac Wildlife Management Area
LaPlace, LA 70068
Features flat, low marshland with a shallow freshwater pond, known as the Prairie, near the Lake Pontchartrain shoreline comprising approximately 500 acres. Pirogues and mudboats are the major means of transportation in the Prairie. The most sought after game species are waterfowl. Other species hunted include snipe, rails and rabbits. Permit trapping for alligator, nutria, muskrat and raccoon is normally allowed each year. Other forms of recreation include fishing and birdwatching. Both bald eagles and ospreys have been sighted on the area.