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Bonnet Carre Spillway

Monday, September 26, 2016

Alt Names

St. Charles Parish, Mississippi River, Lake Pontchartrain, Spillway Levee, Barbars Canal Road, Bonnie Carrie Spillway

Last Known StatusOpen

This large area has about 850 acres of woods trails and a couple makeshift motocross tracks. Terrain mainly consists of sand and clay and can get very muddy during wet weather. Most trails are smooth and fast with a few that are rough.

The ATV area is open to day use only but camping is permitted at the St. Charles Parish Recreation Pavilion Area. A camping permit is required and which can be obtained by calling (985) 783-5090.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityNorco, LA
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From: New Orleans, LA
1) Take I-10 west to exit 220
2) Merge onto I-310, continue 2.9 miles toward exit 2
3) Merge onto US-61/Airline Highway, continue about 6 miles
4) Turn left (west) onto Spillway Levee Road then veer right at fork, follow toward staging area.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail, Track
LandArmy Corps of Engineers

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

TERRAIN

Square Miles1
Miles Of Trail20
Climate TypeSwamp
Elevation0 to 20 ft.
Trail MaintenanceUnknown
Loose DirtThis OHV area has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe OHV area has little hard pack terrain.Little
SandThis OHV area has some sandy areas.Some
MudThe OHV area has mostly mud after it rains.Mostly
DustThe OHV area has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis OHV area has little rocks.Little
TreesThe OHV area has few trees.Few
Steep HillsThis OHV area has no steep hills.None
Water CrossingsThe OHV area has some water crossings.Some
Small JumpsThis OHV area has few small jumps.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis USACE land has no sand or gravel pits.None
HazardsThis OHV area has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis OHV area has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis OHV area has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis OHV area has little expert terrain.Little
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
FeaturesPublic
Max Engine SizeNo Maximum
Min Engine SizeNo Minimum
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
FeaturesPublic
Max Engine SizeNo Maximum
Min Engine SizeNo Minimum

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredNo
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (90 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers Four WheelersPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYes
BicyclesProhibited
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackProhibited
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Permitted at  the St. Charles Parish Recreation Pavilion Area
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingNo
AlcoholProhibited
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsProhibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all riders obtain medical insurance and buy motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted on this website.

FEES & PASSES

Parking ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingNo ($0.00)
CampingNo ($0.00)
camping permit required

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid1-5 Miles (SE)St. Charles Parish Hospital (985) 785-6242
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (SE)Big River Food & Fuel (985) 764-0434
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (SE)Big River Food & Fuel (985) 764-0434
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (W)Nicholas RV Park (985) 783-6905
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (W)Nicholas RV Park (985) 783-6905
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (W)Nicholas RV Park (985) 783-6905
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn SiteSt. Charles Parish Parks & Recreation (985) 783-5090
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (SE)Big River Food & Fuel (985) 764-0434
Swimming Swim AreaNorco, LA
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp1-5 Miles (E)St. Charles Parish Boat Ramp (985) 783-5090

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoUS Army Corps of Engineers - New Orleans District
16302 River Road
Norco, LA 70079
(985) 764-7484
(985) 764-0126
bonnetcarre@usace.army.mil
www.mvn.usace.army.mil
Contact InfoSt. Charles Parish Parks & Recreation
(985) 783-5090
Commentcontact info for camping permit

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