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Anyone cruise this lake? I'm wondering if i can eat fish i pull up. And the fact that the max depth is 20ft... is this shaped like a bowl or does the depth pop up and down, making it hard to navigate? Looking at putting in at Fountainbleau, and sailing to New Orleans, staying at anchor and then back to Fountainbleau state park for a few days. Suggestions? Pointers? 'Don't bother's?
 

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After the floods from Katrina receded, lots of sewage and waste was drawn into the lake. I see the water is replaced every 122 days, but just wondering if the fish have 3 eyes, or taste like, well, New Orleans' sewage.

I'm also wondering about Fountainbleau State Park and the ramp conditions. They don't have any photos of it on their site.

I appreciate the feedback on the lake depth, thanks!
 

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Suberk, I think you'll find the lake to be a fine place to sail. The depth is pretty uniform and does not have any significant shoals that aren't marked. There is no boat launch at Fontainebleau Park, but there is a nice city launch on Bayou Castine, on the west side of the park. There is no protected place to anchor around New Orleans, but you can stay in the municipal marina at a transient slip. For generally gunkholing from Fontainebleau, you can go to Bayou Lacombe, just to the east. Nice place to explore and wide enough to anchor. Bayou Liberty and BonFuca are nice to explore too. If you have time, you can get out to the Mississippi Gulf islands.. Ship Island has an old fort on it.. Horn is very nice for hiking.. There are nice launch ramps along the coast around Biloxi; that lets you get to the islands much quicker; it is a day and a half one way from Fontainebleau.
Good luck with the trip !
 
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