State of Louisiana Created Lake Martin Louisiana in 1950 by signing a agreement with the private land owners who land circle all of the Land that goes all around the Lake . The Chauffe Family has all the Land from the boat Landing back towards the Lake where it touches Nature Conservatory Land in the Lake. The State used these leases all around Lake Martin to flood there Land to create Lake Martin.
The agreement was that the lake would be used for the public and State access into Lake Lepoite making the Game and Fishing Preserve that people come all over the world to see our last natural beauty left in St. Martin Parish and In the State of Louisiana.
A Commission was formed that was years later decommissioned and the lake was handed to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
Since that time Lake Martin Louisiana has been forgotten by The State of Louisiana.
Since then the Boat Landing has crumbled into a accident waiting to happen and there are commercial operations with alcohol permits and boat tours. The liability has reverted back to the Land owners.
The people of St. Martin Parish are convinced that the State of Louisiana has forgotten about Lake Martin Louisiana Located in St. Martin Parish.
Land owners have given up on local Parish Government and the State of Louisiana to come in and take responsibility for there lack of interest in Lake Martin.
Now Land owners are forced to block and post there property to escape the liability they were forced to accept. Saying nothing and doing nothing will pave the way to the whole lake being shut down because the liability that tourism put on Lake Martin.
Lake Martin Parish has no help and the local land owners cannot afford the money to hire legal representation to protect the interests for the Public and State access into Lake Lepoite.
The commercial operator make a incredible amount of money from Tourism. Why should the Land owners have to pay to fight for public access. Why Should Land owners take all the liability for the commercial activities in the Lake.
All the people going to Lake Martin and supporting commercial activities in Lake Martin Should step back and look what is really going on. If you liked Lake Martin ? Then you should take the time and voice your concerns to everyone involved in letting Lake Martin to be closed to the Public access.
Many of you who love Lake Martin knows someone who wants to make a difference in this world. If you have been blessed with money or influence to the higher powers in the State of Louisiana then take the time to donate or just pick up the phone and call the Governor JOHN BEL EDWARDS and ask him for help.
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John Bel Edwards is an American politician and lawyer serving as the 56th Governor of Louisiana since 2016. He was previously the Minority Leader of the Louisiana House of Representatives for two terms.