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Sports enthusiasts and adventure seekers love Houma

Looking for some action in Houma? You’ve come to the right place. Sports enthusiasts and adventure seekers come to Louisiana for many reasons, but those who’ve made the trip before know that Houma has plenty of fun for everyone. 

Championship golf courses, wildlife parks, bird watching and nature trails through the swamps and bayous are just some of the many outdoor adventures that await you.

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Black Star Ranch

1361 Bayou Blue Road

Houma, LA 70364

(985) 580-2106

The Black Star Ranch is a nationally known quarter horse performance ranch specializing in barrel racing, breeding and western riding. Access to the ranch is by appointment only.

Colonial Acres Golf Club

6433 Alma Street

Houma, LA 70364

(985) 868-5051

9-hole golf course. Open daily, 7:30 a.m. until dark. Hours vary by season. Call for tee times on weekends. Walking player $9 per person per 9. Riding player $15 per person per 9. No credit cards.

Ellendale Country Club

3319 Highway 311

Houma, LA 70360

(985) 876-4392

Some restrictions apply. Open daily, hours vary by season.

Greenwood Gator Farm and Tours

125 Gator Court

Gibson, LA 70356

(985) 575-2133

See large alligators at a live show. Catch and hold baby alligators and learn about the art of alligator hunting. Open 7 days a week. Tour times at 10:30am and 1:30pm. Call for reservations. Credit cards accepted.

Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge

3599 Bayou Black Drive

Houma, LA 70360

(985) 853-1078

The Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge is a 4,212 acre refuge composed of freshwater marsh and Cypress-Tupelo Swamp. The refuge is only accessible by boat and provides excellent habitat for waterfowl, wading birds and neotropical songbirds. A one mile drive-through nature trail is accessible by car.

Marguerite Moffett Audubon Sactuary

W 90.64500 N 29.32353 on Hwy 56

Chauvin, LA 70344


The Marguerite Moffett Audubon Sanctuary consists of 108 acres of intermediate to brackish marsh on the west side of Hwy 56 near Chauvin. With its 700-foot long boardwalk, this birding sanctuary allows visitors an intimate gilimpse into the lush exotic birding habitat of Clapper Rail, Seaside Sparrow, Least Bittern, Marsh Wren and countless other species of birds.

MKL Farms, LLC

4434 Country Drive

Bourg, LA 70343

(985) 594-9544

Horseback riding. Open 7 days a week. Hours vary by season. No credit cards.

PAC Kayak Rentals

179 PawPaw Ct.

Montegut, LA 70377


Owners Eddie and Lisa Mullen offer kayak rentals and guided kayaking excursions in the beautiful Pointe-Aux-Chenes area.

Pointe-Aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area

2951 Hwy 665

Montegut, LA 70377


With 35,000 acres of wetlands, this area is composed primarily of freshwater wetlands and provides an important habitat for wintering waterfowl of the Mississippi Flyway. From its two birding decks, visitors can see year-round resident wildlife including white tail deer, otter, alligators and diverse bird species. It is also home to nesting rookeries of heron, egret and bald eagles. Public boat launch available.

Southern Oaks Golf Course

923 Bayou Black Drive

Houma, LA 70360

(985) 851-6804

Beautiful 9-hole golf course built in 1928. Magnificent oak-lined fairways. Very pleasant surroundings with friendly staff. Open Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m., Sat and Sun 7 a.m. Hours vary by season.

The Ball Park, Inc.

6229 West Park Avenue

Houma, LA 70360

(985) 851-2475

Louisiana's finest miniature golf course. Landscaped in a garden setting and lighted for night play. Open 7 days a week. Hours vary by season. 

Wildlife Gardens

5306 N. Bayou Black Drive

Gibson, LA 70356

(985) 575-3676

Walk through a live cypress swamp. Small alligator farm with small to large alligators and a 110-pound loggerhead turtle. Nature trails. Bed and breakfast cabins available in the swamp. French-speaking host. Gardens open Tues-Sat. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. No credit cards.