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GMA on the Road: Spending the day at Spanish Lake

Posted: 6:00 AM, Oct 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-23 07:00:39-04

On this GMA on the Road,  we find ourselves exploring another hidden gem of Iberia Parish, Spanish Lake.

The 1,200-acre lake is located just 4 miles north of downtown New Iberia.

Within the last 20 years, Spanish Lake has undergone a couple of major renovations.

The first renovation began in the late 1990s when the Lake Commission added 5 fishing piers, made improvements to the levee and added a gravel road on the levee around the lake.

The second revitalization was in 2014 when Wildlife and Fisheries, along with Iberia and St. Martin parishes, started cleaning up the lake again and stocking it with tens of thousands of fish.

The lake now has plenty of sac-a-lait, catfish, bass and gar for visitors to catch.

Besides fishing from the shore there is a boat ramp for people to head out into the middle of the lake to fish and hunt.

There are several blinds located throughout the lake to hunt for teal and duck.

You can also bring your canoe and kayak or go biking and hiking around the 4 miles of levee that wrap around the lake.

And Spanish Lake offers some of the most spectacular sunrises and sunsets in the area.

The Lake is open from 5:00 am until dusk.

Visiting the lake only cost a small $2 dollar per vehicle.