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Angelle's Whiskey River Landing
Levee Road Henderson, LA

Angelle's Whiskey River Landing

How to get there:

From Lafayette, take I-10 East to the Henderson Exit, #115.  At the bottom of the ramp, turn right and immediately get into the left turn lane.  Turn left onto LA 352 directly behind the truck stop.   Proceed on LA 352 until you cross over a bridge (about 2.3 miles) and dead end into the back of the levee which surrounds the Atchafalaya Basin Swamp.   At this intersection on the left is Pat's Fisherman's Wharf Restaurant.  Turn right onto the road at the base of the levee - the Levee Road.   Proceed on the Levee Road several miles until you see a sign reading "Angelle's Whiskey River Landing".   Note that you will pass other signs pointing to other places with the term "Landing" in them.  At the Angelle's sign, turn left onto the gravel drive that angles up and over the levee.  Angelle's is on the far side of the levee and extends out over the water.

Use caution on the Levee Road.  There are no buildings or lights along it and it is extremely dark.   It's also rather desolate and you might think you have traveled past the edge of civilization, which in this part of Louisiana is a definite possibility.

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What to expect:

An old-timey boat rental and launch place turned into a weekend dance hall.

Swamp tours regularly depart from the adjacent dock.

A small plywood dance floor polished smooth by hundreds of dancers each weekend.

Both Cajun and Zydeco bands are featured.  Geno Delafose and Steve Riley appear frequently.

Picture window at the back of stage looks out over the swamp.

Cajun food often is available from vendors outside on the porch.

Dancing ON the bar is encouraged.

Can be extremely crowded for some bands - over 500 people.

Generally open on Sunday afternoons from 4PM - 9PM or so.

Occasionially open on Friday and Saturday during festivals or other events.

Seems to be a favorite place for many out-of-town dancers.

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