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ATV riding area in Bonnet Carre' Spillway was closed this morning at 1000 hours (March 23, 2014) due to high water on the trail system.  ATV riding trails will remain closed until the high water entering the Spillway from the Mississippi River overflow recedes later this spring. 

High Water Information

March 26, 2015 - RCA Airplane field was closed down today until further notice.

March 25, 2015 - The New Orleans  District was notified at 2000 last night by St. Charles Parish, Louisiana​ Department of Public Works that their office would be closing the Spillway Road (St. Charles Parish Highway 12) which goes through the Spillway effective immediately due to water over the road.

All project boat launches and the St. Charles Recreation area remain open for public use. In addition, the Spillway Project Office can be accessed by visitors for project information and public viewing of the Spillway Structure

March 23, 2015 - ATV riding area in Bonnet Carre' Spillway was closed this morning at 1000 hours due to high water on the trail system.  ATV riding trails will remain closed until the high water entering the Spillway from the Mississippi River overflow recedes later this spring.

 

BONNET CARRE' SPILLWAY

Over the years, the Bonnet Carré Spillway has developed into an extensively used outdoor recreation area with approximately 400,000 visitors enjoying the spillway each year. The public is allowed access provided their activities do not interfere with the operation and maintenance of the project. These lands and waters provide opportunities for fishing, crawfishing, hunting, dog training, camping and wildlife watching. More specialized activities include ATV and motorcycle riding areas, retriever dog field trials and model airplane flying competitions. The spillway contains two boat launching sites and a primitive campground provided by St. Charles Parish. A Park Ranger staff is on-site to provide visitor assistance and manage the project's natural resources. The project office is located on the Mississippi River in Norco, Louisiana.

                 "The Spillway Story Video"

Information

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hunting (Season Dates)
  • Fishing
  • Radio Control Airfield (Map)
  • ATV and Motorcycle Riding (Map 1) (Map 2) *Area 2 Closed
  • Biking (Map)
  • Boating
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding (Map)
  • Picnicing
  • Water Sports
  • Birding & Wildlife Viewing

Contact Us

Phone:  985-764-7484
Fax:  985-764-0493

U.S. Mail:
Bonnet Carre’ Spillway
US Army Corps of Engineers
PO BOX 216: 
Norco, La 70079
Physical Address:
16302 River Road
Norco, La 70079 

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