July 10 at 9:49pm
Kinda suspected this was gonna happen and today Wifey and I were headed back home from a ride to Slidell and while she was driving past the entrance to the formerly free public launch,I noticed a sign that looked like it was indicating a fee had been levied to use what was formerly a free launch and best thing is charge is per person(???)Not sure how this transpired but can MOST definitely tell folks dat I will NOT be using this rudimentary launch ANY MORE,even after I turn 62,when the fee drops to what it should be,ZERO.It is NOT the price that has me irked just the principle that NOW folks have to pay an access fee when Cane Bayou should be a public waterway and the Big Branch National Wildlife Refuge is just to the East of Cane Bayou and there is NO charge to enter Big Branch for bird watching,hunting,etc.Not sure how this transpired but again will NEVER use this launch and it gets ridiculously crowded vs the free and public launches one can EASILY access.Thanks to whoever caused this me$$.Tried to attach pic but was having issues and all one has to do is to drive to the Cane Bayou launch and see for themselves what has happened,terrible thing to charge for such a dirt launch with what-portolet for amenities.Guess if there was a real bathroom with running water,etc one could POSSIBLY fathom paying an access fee but gimme a break,$3 per person and folks 62 and up free-I make 62 soon enough and WON'T use dat launch EVER again!!Guess we can thank Billy Nungesser for this foolishness,trust me,has his name all OVER it!!Hope other folks likewise boycott this launch and if not,so be it!!