As you travel to Pecan Island, enjoy the drive on the scenic Jean Lafitte By-Way through marshland inhabited by alligator, deer, nutria and native birds and other waterfowl. Don't hesitate to stop at the roadside turnarounds for a little fishing, crabbing or just to inhale and exhilarate at the beauty of the open marsh and its elusive inhabitants. While you're in the area, perhaps you'd like to visit Freshwater City, the home to oil industry docks, the Freshwater Bayou Lock and the Gulf of Mexico.