I fished out of Venice on 1/15/06. Cypress Cove had a back down ramp, but no docks. Just pilings sticking up. We launched at Venice Marina. They have what appears to be new docks and a new back-down. The slab leading to the ramp just wasn't finished. The slab was offset from the ramp by about 10 feet. It was a challenge to get the boat in the water, but worked out OK after a little extra steering. There was no facilities of any sort for at a 1.5 hour drive from Venice towards N.O. NO people, nothing. Make sure you have everything you need before you leave the New Orleans area. Cellular service was even minimal to non-existent for that 1.5 hour. You will pass a check point in Port Sulfur, be sure to have your boat papers and you will be OK. On the trip down and back up we only saw one other vehicle the entire time.
That said, I plan to launch there again this weekend if the weather allows me to head to the Lump.