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Louisiana United States #51 Highway Guide

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Mississippi-Louisiana State Line
From the community of Osyka, Pike County, Mississippi, US Highway 51 crosses state line and enters the state of Louisiana at this point.
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1.9
259 ft.
Junction: Louisiana State Highway 1054
Junction of US Highway 51 & Louisiana State Highway 1054. This highway takes on an east-south route and ends at its junction with LA State Highway 40.
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6.3
213 ft.
Junction: Louisiana State Highway 1053
Intersection of US Highway 51 & Louisiana State Highway 1053. To the north, this highway intersects US Interstate Highway 55, and ends at the Mississippi-Louisiana border.
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7.4
213 ft.
Kentwood, LA
Community of Kentwood, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. Known as the 'Dairy Capital of the South.' Attractions in Kentwood - Camp Moore Confederate Museum (US Highway 51 South, Tel. 985-229-2438): largest training camp of the Confederate Army from 1861-1864; Civil War artifacts; cemetery with 600+ wartime graves; open Tue-Sat 10 am to 4 pm. - End of the Lane Mountain Biking (69047 Travis Lane, Tel. 504-229-4100) has 20 miles of scenic bicycle trails; open on weekends (February through November), weekdays by appointment. - Kinchen's Indoor Rodeo Arena (75912 Hwy 1053, Tel. 504-229-3900): rodeos, barrel racing, bull bashes, team roping.
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207 ft.
Junction: Louisiana State Highway 38
Junction of US Highway 51 & Louisiana State Highway 38. Takes a west route to Chipola, St. Helena Parish, Louisiana, then turns south and ends at its junction with LA State Highway 10.
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12.0
187 ft.
Park
Newman Park is located west of US Highway 51.
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180 ft.
Historic Site
Camp Moore was a training base and principal base of operations of the Confederate Army in eastern Louisiana and southwestern Mississippi; located near Kentwood, LA; only a small portion of the camp, which contains the Camp Moore Confederate Cemetery and Museum, remains.
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177 ft.
Junction: Louisiana State Highway 440
US Highway 51 & Louisiana State Highway 440 meet at this point. This highway ends at its intersection with LA State Highway 10, to the east. To the west, LA State Highway 440 terminates at its junction with LA State Highway 441.
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15.1
177 ft.
Tangipahoa, LA
Community of Tangipahoa, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. Limited services.
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151 ft.
Junction: Louisiana State Highway 10
Junction of US Highway 51 & Louisiana State Highway 10. West access to the community of Greensburg, parish seat of St. Helena Parish. Limited services. NOTE: To the south, LA State Highway 10 overlaps US Highway 51.
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21.0
151 ft.
Fluker, LA
Community of Fluker, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. Limited services.
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138 ft.
Junction: Louisiana State Highway 1048
Junction of US Highway 51 & Louisiana State Highway 1048. To the west, LA State Highway 1048 intersects US Interstate Highway 55; after its intersection with Deer Creek Road, this highway becomes LA State Highway 1047.
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135 ft.
Junction: Louisiana State Highway 10
NOTE: State Highway 10 ends its overlap with US Highway 51. On a east-northeast route, provides access to Sandy Hollow Wildlife Management Area (Tel. 985-543-4777): 3,814 acres; a valuable research area for wildlife. NOTE: To the north, this LA State Highway 10 overlaps US Highway 51. 
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135 ft.
Arcola, LA
Community of Arcola, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. Limited services.
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128 ft.
Roseland, LA
Community of Roseland, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. Limited services. Nearest attractions are in Amite, LA.
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125 ft.
Point of Interest
East of US Highway 51 is Stump Lake (Tangipahoa Parish). Fishing.
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115 ft.
Amite City, LA
Community of Amite City, parish seat of Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. - Natalabany Creek Campground (30218 Louisiana 16, Amite, LA, Tel. 985-748-4311): 135 sites w/ full hook-ups, game room, covered pavilion, 2 bath houses, 10 rental cabins. - Amite City Museum (101 SE Central Ave, Tel. 985-748-5537): open 10 am-3 pm, Monday through Friday.
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115 ft.
Junction: Louisiana State Highway 16
Junction of US Highway 51 & Louisiana State Highway 16
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85 ft.
Junction: Louisiana State Highway 40
Junction of US Highway 51 & Louisiana State Highway 40. West intersection with US Interstate 55, after which it ends at a junction with LA State Highway 43. NOTE: Very brief overlap (about 500 ft) with US Highway 51 to the south, then turns east to access the community of Loranger, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. - Sweetwater Campgrounds Ranch (57056 North Cooper Road, Loranger, LA, Tel. 985-878-6868): horseback riding, field trips, cabins w/ picnic table, barbecue grills, kids' riding camp.
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85 ft.
Junction: Louisiana Highways 1063/1065
Junction of US Highway 51 with Louisiana Highways 1063/1065. On a west-south-west-south route, this highway ends at an intersection with LA State Highway 442. 
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82 ft.
Independence, LA
Community of Independence, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. - Indian Creek Campground & R. V. Park LLC. (53013 W. Fontana Rd., Tel. 985-878-6567): Amenities - campsites, cabins, hiking/biking trails, canoe rentals, basketball court, pool, playground, pavilion, horseshoe pits, Activities: camping, catch & release fishing, hiking, biking, picnicking.
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62 ft.
Tickfaw, LA
Community of Tickfaw, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. Limited services.
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62 ft.
Junction: Louisiana State Highway 442
Intersection of US Highway 51 & Louisiana State Highway 442. Comes to a junction with US Interstate Highway 55 and ends at an intersection with LA State Highway 63 to the west. NOTE: To the south, a brief overlap (about 200 feet) with US Highway 51, and then turns east to terminate at an intersection with LA State Highway 40.
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56 ft.
Natalbany, LA
Community of Natalbany, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. Limited services.
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52 ft.
Junction: Louisiana State Highway 1064
Junction of US Highway 51 & Louisiana State Highway 1064. East-north-south route to an intersection with US Highway 190, where LA State Highway 1064 ends. To the west, this highway ends at a junction with LA State Highway 43.
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46 ft.
Junction: Louisiana State Highway 3234
Junction of US Highway 51 & Louisiana State Highway 3234. To the east, LA State Highway 3234 is a short connector road to LA State Highway 1065, passing University Center (a multi-purpose arena, Hammond, LA, with a seating capacity of 7,500), and the Southeastern Louisiana University. To the west, LA State Highway 3234 ends at a junction with US State Highway 55.
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39 ft.
Junction: Louisiana State Highway 3260
Junction of US Highway 51 & Louisiana State Highway 3260. This highway is a short connector road between US Highway 51 & US Highway 190 to the west.
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39 ft.
Junction: US Highway 190
Junction of US Highway 51 & US Highway 190
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36 ft.
Junction: Louisiana State Highway 1040
Junction of US Highway 51 & Louisiana State Highway 1040 (Old Baton Rouge Highway). Ends at an intersection with LA State Highway 43 to the west.
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36 ft.
Junction: US Interstate Highway 12
US Highway 51 & US Interstate Highway 12 converge at this juncture. East access to the community of Robert, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. Attractions in Robert, LA: - Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park (46099 Highway 445, Tel. 985-542-1507). - Cajun Waterworld (46053 Highway 445, Tel. 985-542-1779). Both are amusement parks; family recreation/activities. West access to the community of Albany, Livingston Parish, Louisiana. Limited services.
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26 ft.
Junction: US Interstate Highway 55
US Highway 51 & US Interstate Highway intersect at this point. NOTE: To the south, this highway overlaps US Highway 51. North access to the community of Community of Amite City, parish seat of Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. - Natalabany Creek Campground (30218 Louisiana 16, Amite, LA, Tel. 985-748-4311): 135 sites w/ full hook-ups, game room, covered pavilion, 2 bath houses, 10 rental cabins. - Amite City Museum (101 SE Central Ave, Tel. 985-748-5537): open 10 am-3 pm, Monday through Friday.
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7 ft.
Point of Interest
Crossing Ponchatoula Creek on US Highway 51.
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20 ft.
Junction: Louisiana State Highway 22
Intersection of US Highway 51 & Louisiana State Highway 22. East access to the community of Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. Known as the 'Strawberry Capital of the World.' Has several antique shops along Pine St., which are open the whole year. - Kiwanis Park (6th & 7th Sts): lighted softball/baseball field, trees. West access to the community of Springfield, Livingston Parish, Louisiana. Limited services.
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Point of Interest
Joyce Wildlife Management Area (Ponchatoula, LA, Tel. 225-765-2360); 16,394 acres; located inside the Ponchartrain Basin; primarily a cypress-tupelo swamp. At the North Pass bridge on LA State Highway 51 are public boat launches. There is also an elevated boardwalk where visitors can view swamp vegetation and wildlife.
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3 ft.
Manchac, LA
Community of Manchac, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana; located on Lake Maurepas. Contains the ruins of one of the five lighthouses for Lake Ponchartrain; built in 1857; noted for activiites like fishing, swamp tours, duck hunting. - Mockingbird Swamp Tours (US Hwy 51, Tel. 504-386-7902): provides semi-tropical wetlands cruises of Manchac Swamp. - Famous Middendorf's (I-55 Exit 15, Tel. 504-386-6666), located along Lake Maurepas; serves traditional Louisiana seafood since 1934.
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Point of Interest
Manchac Swamp Bridge, a twin concrete trestle bridge; 4th longest bridge in the world; carries US State Highway 51/US Interstate Highway 55 over the Manchac Swamp.
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Point of Interest
Manchac Wildlife Management Area is located east of US Highway 51. Fishing, hunting, bird-watching.
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Point of Interest
Lake Maurepas is located west of Lake Pontchartrain, halfway betwen New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Popular weekend destination for local boaters. Two shallow areas on the western shore of the lake, the 'beach' or 'sandbar' are popular sunbathing and swimming sites. Fishing.
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Point of Interest
Lake Ponchartrain is east of US Highway 51; located 5 miles north of New Orleans; connected to the Mississippi River by the Bonnet Carre Spillway; the Lake Ponchartrain Causeway (2 parallel bridges) crosses the lake.
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Point of Interest
Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area (East Tract) - about 25 miles west of New Orleans along Lake Maurepas' southern shore. Major access is by boat. Permit to enter the area is needed. Large cypress and tupelo trees abound in the area. Tel. 985-543-4777.
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3 ft.
Junction: US Interstate Highway 10
Junction of US Highway 51 & US Interstate Highway 10. Southwest access to the city of Kenner, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Places of interest: - Kenner Heritage Park (303 Williams Blvd, Rivertown, Tel. 504-468-7231) is a replicated village of days past; has turn-of-the-century packing shed, landscaped walkways, replicas of past buildings, 1930's gas station, pond, covered bridge, St. Mary's church (first church in Kenner) replica. East access to Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area (Eastern Tract) - about 25 miles west of New Orleans along Lake Maurepas' southern shore. Major access is by boat. Permit to enter the area is needed. Large cypress and tupelo trees abound in the area. Tel. 985-543-4777.
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7 ft.
LaPlace, LA
City of LaPlace, St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana. Known as the 'Andouille Capital of the World.' - Cajun Pride Swamp Tours (110 Frenier Road, Tel. 800-467-0758): provides swamp, plantation, cultural, city, and combination tours. - LaPlace Trailer & RV Park (1042 East Airline Hwy, Tel. 985-652-9086). - Riverlands Country Club (500 Fairway Dr, Tel. 504-652-6316): 18-hole, par 72, regulation length, private golf course.
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10 ft.
Junction: US Highway 61
Junction of US Highway 51 & US Highway 61. West access to the community of Reserve, St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana. - St. John the Baptist Parish Airport (355 Airport Road, Tel. 985-536-1999 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting985-536-1999end_of_the_skype_highlighting): public-use airport. Further west is the community of Garyville, St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana. - San Francisco Plantation House (2646 Hwy. 44 (River Road), Tel. 985-535-2341): Mississippi River's most opulent plantation house; open daily for tours, which are every 20 minutes; group tours are by appointment. East access to the community of Montz, St. Charles Parish, Louisiana. Limited services. Start/Finish of Free RV Road map Highway Travel Guide - LD11e