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Slidell is a small city in St. Tammany Parish, one of the Florida Parishes of Louisiana.

Named after the statesman, John Slidell, this town is a growing suburb of the New Orleans area. Since Hurricane Katrina, Slidell and its surrounding areas have seen a tremendous population surge.

Get in[edit]

Two Amtrak trains a day pass through. Your other alternative is automobile. Shuttle services that run between the New Orleans airport and hotels on the Mississippi gulf coast may also be available.

Get around[edit]

You'll pretty much need a car. There are several unreliable cab services in town, the worst of which is Camelia Cab.



Find a swamp tour in the nearby Honey Island swamp. It will change how you view Louisiana

  • Mardi Gras. Slidell's season celebrations are smaller than the mega-celebrations in New Orleans, but still fun and much less visited by tourists. The main parades don't even interfere with the biggest New Orleans parades; several are 2 weekends before Mardi Gras. The Krewe of Selene parades the Friday evening before Mardi Gras. Offbeat early parades include the "Krewe of Bilge", a boat parade on local waterways, and "Mona Lisa & Moon Pie", known for its silly humor and creative hand made non-motorized floats.
  • 1 Heritage Park, 1701 Bayou Ln, +1 985 646-4371. Daily 6AM-10PM. A place where you can relax and appreciate the Spanish moss blowing in the breeze along Bayou Bonfouca.
  • 2 Camp Salmen Nature Park, 35122 Parish Pkwy, +1 985 502-2693. Offers a good sample of marsh/thicket biome, with boardwalks. (Temporarily closed as of Dec 2021 due to Hurricane Ida repairs).
  • 3 North Shore Beach, 267 Debbie Dr. For the beach lovers who don't mind a little bit of whatever washes up in Lake Pontchartrain waters.
Teaching predators to associate people with food - panoramio




  • Olde Town - hopping bar scene


  • 1 Euro Inn, 58494 Tyler St. Located just 25 miles outside of New Orleans. Global Wildlife Center is 20 miles from Euro Inn.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Slidell
ENDNew Orleans  W  E  PicayuneAtlanta
Baton RougeNew Orleans  W  E  GulfportMobile
Baton RougeMandeville  W  E  END
HattiesburgPicayune  N  S  END
LafayetteNew Orleans  W  E  Bay St. LouisMobile
Baton RougeMandeville  W  E  END

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