Directions and Maps


We strongly recommend you follow our written directions to the ranch.  The route to the ranch is prominently marked at every turn upon crossing or exiting I-12. Thank you.

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From New Orleans (allow 60-70 minutes)

  • Take I-10 West to Metairie, exit Causeway Blvd. North

From Metairie (allow 45-55 minutes)

  • Cross Lake Pontchartrain, continue 4.5 miles, go under I-12 and follow directions below from Hwy. 190 West

From Baton Rouge (allow 60-70 minutes)

  • Take I-12 East to Exit 63-B, exit onto Hwy 190 West

From Hwy 190 West at I-12 (allow 15-20 minutes)

  • Continue towards Covington 3.3 miles.
  • Before bridge, veer right onto Hwy 190 (Bus).
  • Go .3 miles to Hwy. 21, turn right.
  • Go 5.1 miles to Hwy. 1084, turn right.
  • Go 1.5 miles to Hwy. 1083, turn right.
  • Go 1 mile, continue straight (pass  Lowe Davis Road).
  • Go 500 feet to the 1st Entrance on the right.

From Slidell (allow 30-40 minutes)

  • Take I-12 West 18 miles to Abita Springs (Exit 65)
  • Turn right onto Hwy 59 (north)
  • Go 4.6 miles to Abita Springs. Enter traffic circle, go 1/2 way around and exit onto Level St.
  • Continue straight on Level St. for 6/10 mile to fork in road
    Bare left onto Hwy 435.
  • Go 1 mile to Allen Road turn left (just past Quail Farm)
  • Go 2 miles and we are the first entrance on the left. (just before Lowe Davis Rd.)

Attention Buses

Buses should enter forward. Don't back in.

  Drive up to sign that says " Buses Stop Here and Honk". Stop there and honk.

Wait for assistance. Thank you.

Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery Education Foundation
74645 Allen Rd., Covington, LA 70435
(985) 892-3669,