Bayou Haystackers Paddling Calendar


This calendar lists events that may be of interest to paddlers in the Louisiana and Mississippi area (and to a limited extent - Texas, Alabama and Florida). Not all events are BHPC events. (Read Disclaimer)

Before attending a BHPC trip, you should contact the individual Trip Coordinator (well in advance of the trip) for more specifics and to make sure the trip or event is still scheduled, etc. Trip leaders will be able to give you recommendations as to what kind of boat is suitable (canoe, rec. kayak, sea kayak, etc.) and skill level required. BHPC sponsored trips are free to BHPC members. Non-member guests are welcome to come on trips, however, there is a $5.00 club fee. Please refer to the bottom of this page for information on trip ratings.

Attending a BHPC trip means discussing pertinent medical conditions, in advance, with the Trip Coordinator; wearing a PFD (life vest); not consuming alcohol before or while on the water; agreeing to and signing the Club's Waiver and Release of Liability.

Please read the Outings Policy

Check the Yahoo Message board for unofficial, last minute trips.

BHPC events are listed in ALL CAPS.

Please check back - Event Info is added almost as soon as I get it.

If you would like to list an event that would be of interest to the paddling community, please send the information (in 25 words or less) to

Trip Ratings


distances less than 6 mi/day; little or no current; minimum maneuvering skills required.


distances 6 to 12 mi/day and/or current greater than 1 mph with some maneuvering required.


distances over 12 mi/day with currents in excess of 3 mph and/or maneuvering and/or some upstream paddling required.


distances, current and/or conditions are not known. Contact the trip leader for an idea of the expected difficulty.

Trip Submissions

To VOLUNTEER to lead a trip for the club e-mail (Refer to Trip Leader Info for documents about leading BHPC trips) Trips should be scheduled one to two months in advance. "Official" trips must appear in the newsletter. If you want to lead a last minute trip post it on the BHPC Yahoo Groups page -