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YourHuckleberry
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Water skiing/tubing near New Orleans
I figured I'd ask the boat owners of the OB.

Where are some decent places to drag the kids around on a tube for a few hours, near NOLA?

Some have suggested the canal near Lafite. Rosethorn park?



jdavid1
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re: Water skiing/tubing near New Orleans
South pass in Manchac is a good place for skiing and tubing. Wide open pass with not much traffic. You can also get some good eats at Fatboys or Middendorf's for lunch.


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lilsnappa
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re: Water skiing/tubing near New Orleans
How far are willing to drive?


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Tiger Prawn
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re: Water skiing/tubing near New Orleans
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Some have suggested the canal near Lafite. Rosethorn park?


Lot of boat traffic in that canal most of the time.

What about launching at St James Boat Club and going up the Blind River?

ETA: Thats about 30-40 minutes west of NO.

Could always launch at Bonnabel and go to Lake Pontchartrain if its a calm day
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lilsnappa
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What about launching at St James Boat Club and going up the Blind River?


I was going to make the same recommendation, but that's a hike from nola.


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CHEDBALLZ
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re: Water skiing/tubing near New Orleans
Itracoastal Canal is where we did all of those activities.


Muriel
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re: Water skiing/tubing near New Orleans
what's wrong with lake p?


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Pepperidge
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re: Water skiing/tubing near New Orleans
ruddock exit off I-55


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PaBon
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re: Water skiing/tubing near New Orleans
Grew up skiing and tubing at the spillway. Launch @ Airline past Kenner, brah. Also, Bayou Bienvenue. Launch on Paris Rd. Skied both countless times.


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1mic
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re: Water skiing/tubing near New Orleans
Bonnet Carre' Spillway in Norco


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FLAK88
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re: Water skiing/tubing near New Orleans
Any where in Mid City after 10 inches of rain


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tigerinthebueche
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re: Water skiing/tubing near New Orleans
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tracoastal Canal is where we did all of those activities.


Doesn't count if you didn't launch behind the fire station.


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redneck
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re: Water skiing/tubing near New Orleans
Jourdan River, Bay St. Louis


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DeepSouthSportsman
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re: Water skiing/tubing near New Orleans
Lake p is pretty damn near Nola


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Timmayy
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re: Water skiing/tubing near New Orleans
I learned how to ski in lake p behind a 18ft flatboat with a 50 on it launching out of bonnabel.

You can do it


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