One of the oldest communities in the River Valley, Pointe Coupee Parish is a haven of French Creole history and culture. This region offers rich outdoor sports and recreation opportunities, from driving down country roads to boating along waterways or walking under live oaks. The horseshoe-shaped bend is perfect for nautical activities like boating, fishing, and water skiing, especially on days such as the Fourth of July or Labor Day weekend. New Roads provides a free public boat launch, fishing pier, and picnic facilities. Lake enthusiasts can also launch from the Sand Bar in Oscar, play beach volleyball, or enjoy drinks from the outdoor bar.

Louisiana is renowned for its waterways, offering thousands of miles of coastline, millions of acres of swamp and marsh, and hundreds of lakes, lagoons, reservoirs, and rivers. Just 26 miles north of Baton Rouge, historic Pointe Coupee Parish is home to False River, a ten-and-a-half-mile-long oxbow lake covering over 3,200 acres. This accessible and versatile lake offers activities like bank and boat fishing, birdwatching, tubing, paddle sports, and waterside dining.

False River is ideal for beginner boaters, due to its enclosed nature. GeauxOutdoors rents pontoon boats, tubes, wakeboards, and electric GoBoats! Fishing is also popular, with False River known for largemouth bass, crappie, and catfish. Kayak fisherman Andrew Green highlights the lake’s north end for the best fishing spots, especially during March and April.

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Waterside dining options abound around False River. Bueche’s Bar & Grill offers cold beverages, burgers, and fried fish with stunning lake views. Jim’s Place Bar & Grill provides a friendly atmosphere with good food and drinks. Morel’s Restaurant serves South Louisiana Creole cuisine with a touch of Asian fusion. Sand Bar is popular for its indoor and outdoor seating, beach volleyball courts, and boat parking.

Accommodation options around False River include historic B&Bs, brand-name hotels, RV parks, and private rentals with amenities like private docks and waterfront porches. Explore the charm and natural beauty of Pointe Coupee Parish by visiting