PORT EADS ACCOMMODATIONS
Between the two days of offshore fishing, we overnighted at Louisiana’s High Adventure at Port Eads lodge just inside South Pass at the Mississippi River mouth. Here we found meals and overnight accommodations, as well as fuel and ice. The lodge is marked by the historic Port Eads lighthouse. Completely renovated just a few years ago, this outpost is accessible only by water or air. Each room at Port Eads contains three sets of bunk beds, two of which have queen-size lower bunks, as well as a common restroom/shower. When booking at the bed rate ($65), you might be lodging with other bedrate clients. The private-room rate ($625) reserves the entire room, no matter what the group size. The lodge also features Finley’s Restaurant and a large familystyle dining room. Menus and dining times are fixed. The facility also offers laundry rooms, fuel docks, ice machines, and 60 slips with shore power for boats up to 75 feet in length. Port Eads is far more convenient for boating anglers than running 20 miles upriver to Venice. As noted in the main story, the NOAA chart for this area warns of severe shoals, and some of those include rocks, so it is critical to follow the aids to navigation when entering or exiting South Pass. Learn more at highadventure company.com/port-eads.