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"