List of some paddling areas around Southern Louisiana
and Mississippi: (For
a list of upcoming trips
Canoeing and kayaking are potentially dangerous
sports. Please do not paddle any waters without proper equipment,
instruction, and knowledge of the waterway you plan to paddle. The
list below provides general information or trip descriptions about
some Bayou Haystackers' outings.
- Atchafalaya Basin - you can get lost
here. The Basin is big and there are many different areas in which
to paddle. Here are a few links to some Bayou Haystackers trips
into the area: Grand
River/Buffalo Cove, Buffalo
Cove and Bayou Gravenburg*,
Sandy Cove /Fausse Pointe
Grand River Flats,
- Atchafalaya Paddle Trails -
Butte LaRose, Attakapas,
Indian Bayou, Sherburne
- Bogue Chitto River,
Lower (Lock 3 to Lock 1) - Sun, LA
- Bogue Chitto
River Upper, - near Tylertown, MS.
Bayou - Mandeville, LA
- Hidden Canal
- Madisonville, LA
- Horn Island
- one of the Gulf Islands - via sea kayak
- Lac Des
- Lake Maurepas,
Northern Shore by Sea Kayak - Manchac, LA
- Okatoma Creek
- Seminary, MS
- Red Creek
- near Wiggins, MS.
- Ruddock Canal
- Manchac, LA
*These are different versions of the same trip.
Some of the above areas are served by outfitters
who have rental canoes available. Check out the Outfitters'
list for more info.
The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation has trips
scheduled to some of these areas and others. See their schedule
for more information.