From I-49 in Lafayette, Louisiana:
Follow I-49/US-167/US-90 east. Exit at LA 675 – Jefferson Island Road. Turn right.
Drive 6 miles to the sign for Rip Van Winkle Gardens. Turn right.
Parking for the rookery is on your left before you get to the Gardens entrance.
This photo was taken at Rip’s Rookery on Jefferson Island in southwest Louisiana. The rookery is a water bird nesting area and a local favorite. It supports many species of water birds during the nesting season and is open to the public free of charge.