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If you are planning an expedition into Honey Island Swamp, remember that all of the sightings have been made on the Pearl River, not in the tourist areas which have become popular with boat trips. To begin your journey you'll need to drive to Slidell, La. from there take I-59 to LA 41. From there to Lock 1. The Lock 1 pantry will be your last outpost to civilization, you can take a trail to the areas or take a boat, it depends on how serious you are and how deep you want to go. About a mile up the river from Lock One and you will be well within the creatures domain. Yes, you can camp there if you dare. Here are some photos of the area. Below is a link to a map of the Lock system too. Good Luck, and please do let us know of your adventures!
Here is the sign for Lock 1... ...you can walk over the lock here...
...Your last chance to get supplies.... ...This is the type of territory you will be journeying through...Cypress knee forest , illustrates the wild beauty of this place...
A pool along a slough near , where Ford had his sighting. ...a large swamp bird,...
..imagine seeing the creature here! Many folks have. Click the map above to download a PDF file. The file is a map of the Lock System and the wildlife area.