This property, located at the mouth of Lake Pontchartrain, is a tremendous development opportunity.  Lying between Chef Menteur Pass on the south, and The Rigolets Pass on the north, with immediate access to the area’s famous fishing and hunting, re-development prospects are excellent.  Over 1,600+ acres of owned marsh island are part of this property, allowing for a private hunting club or mitigation bank opportunity.  An existing marina operating on Chef Pass’s property provides an additional base infrastructure to speed the development process.

The Passes at Pontchartrain lies in an area with a rich history.  The Rigolets was the international border between Spanish, French, and American Louisiana and British and Spanish West Florida from the 1760s through the early 1800s. Following the War of 1812, brick forts were built on both The Rigolets and Chef Menteur Pass to guard New Orleans against attack via Lake Pontchartrain.  Fort Macomb is across Chef Pass, while Fort Pike is just north of the marsh acreage bordering The Rigolets.

At Chef Menteur Pass, the oldest hunting and fishing club in the country, the Tally Ho Club, is a neighbor.  This club was founded in 1815.

The 610+ square-mile brackish estuary, Lake Pontchartrain, connects to Lake Borgne to the south through the Chef Menteur and Rigolets and brackets this property. The adjacent 25,000+ acre Bayou Sauvage NWR wraps around a large part of this property, so wildlife is abundant and unique, making for excellent fishing and bird watching.


  • 2,023± acres
  • Located at the mouth of Lake Pontchartrain
  • Within the city limits of New Orleans
  • Downtown and the French Quarter 25± miles away
  • New Orleans Lakefront Airport is full service and convenient, at approximately 20± miles away
  • Views from this area protected by the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge, across Chef Pass and Bayou de Lesaire
  • Prime area for speckled trout, redfish, and flounder
  • Plenty of marsh drains and lakes provide excellent fishing spots on/along the property
  • Great spring and fall fishing in the open waters of adjoining Lake St. Catherine and Pontchartrain
  • Neighboring 25,000± acre Bayou Sauvage NWR wraps a large part of the property
  • Tremendous development opportunity
  • Broker: William Swanson, Broker Associate | (281) 844-2928 |
  • Learn more about this property, its investment potential and information about the area in the Property Brochure.

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