BHPC Trip Information

Lake Maurepas

The north shore of Lake Maurepas (near Manchac, LA) is a nice sea kayaking trip.  This trip puts-in at the North Pass public boat launch (which is under I-55). Take I-55, get off at the Manchac exit and go east to the t intersection.  Here, turn left (north) and you will see the road for the boat launch on your left.

From the boat launch, paddle west out of the pass and into the lake. Once in the lake, you can continue paddling west, following the north shore of the lake for a couple of hours until you reach the mouth of the Tickfaw River.  Here, you can find a spot for lunch, explore some of the canals and bayous which empty into the river or just explore the shoreline of the lake. Watch for big motorboats.  Then, retrace your route or cut across the lake back to the put-in.