Here's a look at some amazing plants and animals to be on the look out for when visiting the preserve. View All
The preserve is suitable for children that are accompanied by an adult.
White Kitchen possesses one of the last remaining, intact, overflow swamp systems in the Southeast and supports a major rookery of water birds, as well as a bald eagle's nest that has been used for more than 80 years. The highlight of this preserve is the unique boardwalk, built with the support of Chevron, that enables land-loving tourist to walk out over the marsh to view this phenomenon of nature. The preserve can also be visited via swamp boat tours in the surrounding areas that tour the Pearl River basin.
The Pearl River basin in Slidell
The highly diverse Pearl River basin consist of cypress-tupelo swamp integrated with fresh marsh, surrounded by a ridge that supports a lush stand of loblolly pine-hardwood forest and a major rookery. This unique habitat has been protected thanks to ChevronTexaco.
We've protected the area in the form of a preserve and are currently developing strategies to take an active role in the conservation of the Pearl River basin. This area is one of fifteen sites of future focus for the Louisiana chapter.
The boardwalk is only open during daylight hours. There is a large parking lot and rest area located on site. Any other access must be requested by calling The Nature Conservancy of Louisiana at 225.338.1040
Please review the following visitation guidelines:
Entrance is located at the LA Highway Department Rest Area at the junction of US Highway 90 and Highway 190, southeast of Slidell LA. Visitors coming from I-10 in Slidell should exit to the east at Gause Blvd (Exit 266), then turn right when Gause ends at Military Road, then turn left (west) when Military Road ends at the junction with US Highway 190. Proceed east on Highway 190 to the junction with Highway 90.