Kayak/Canoe

The Best Kayak/Canoe Trails in Louisiana (United States)

208 trails

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Photo of Mittie - Stanley Photo of Upper Atchafalaya Photo of Hardwater Lake
  • Mittie - Stanley

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Mittie, Louisiana (United States)
    Distance
    19.18nm
    Elevation +
    9268f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo ofMittie - Stanley Photo ofMittie - Stanley Photo ofMittie - Stanley

    A great paddle on a beautiful river. We caught it on the perfect weekend, the weather was great and we had the river to ourselves. We had 9 paddlers Saturday, three campers and were joined by 5 others for Sunday. A good ...

  • Upper Atchafalaya

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Ashridge (historical), Louisiana (United States)
    Distance
    66.33nm
    Elevation +
    23f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo ofUpper Atchafalaya Photo ofUpper Atchafalaya Photo ofUpper Atchafalaya

    Three Rivers to Butte La Rose. Three day trip under really good conditions following the passage of a spring cold front. The river was just below 30" at the Simmesport gauge which gave us a pretty good current and north ...

  • Hardwater Lake

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Bob, Louisiana (United States)
    Distance
    4.19nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo ofHardwater Lake Photo ofHardwater Lake Photo ofHardwater Lake

    Nice, heavily wooded, shady paddle. Launch is really easy for kayaks. Shore is somewhat sandy and there is plenty of room away from concrete boat ramp. Fairly litter free. Plenty of parking, but no restroom facilities. H...

  • Lake Fausse Pointe State Park

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Dauterive Landing, Louisiana (United States)
    Distance
    4.64nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo ofLake Fausse Pointe State Park Photo ofLake Fausse Pointe State Park Photo ofLake Fausse Pointe State Park

    Nice, easy, slow paddle with a couple of caveats. Most of this paddle is in abandoned oil field canals, so paddling is straight with little to no winding banks or shade. Nice scenery though. As long as you stay in the ma...

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  • near Grant, Louisiana (United States)
    Distance
    9.25nm
    Elevation +
    0f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo ofOuiska(Whiskey) Chitto Creek - Hwy. 377 to Hwy. 26 Photo ofOuiska(Whiskey) Chitto Creek - Hwy. 377 to Hwy. 26 Photo ofOuiska(Whiskey) Chitto Creek - Hwy. 377 to Hwy. 26

    Hwy. 26 river gauge level at 4.4' made this paddle doable. Any lower and a lot of time would be spent dealing with downed trees across creek. Put in at Hwy. 377 was easy, all though slippery. Just ask my paddle buddy as ...

  • near Hineston, Louisiana (United States)
    Distance
    7.08nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofCalcasieu River - Hineston to Strothers Landing Photo ofCalcasieu River - Hineston to Strothers Landing Photo ofCalcasieu River - Hineston to Strothers Landing

    Both launch site and take out were very accessible. This section needs to be done only when water is at 12'/just at flood stage. Smaller sit-in kayaks highly recommended. The current was swift and there were many fallen ...

  • Osprey Cove/Atchafalaya Southern Flats

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Dauterive Landing, Louisiana (United States)
    Distance
    6.30nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofOsprey Cove/Atchafalaya Southern Flats Photo ofOsprey Cove/Atchafalaya Southern Flats Photo ofOsprey Cove/Atchafalaya Southern Flats

    Nice, easy Atchafalaya Basin paddle. Launched from Bayou Benoit Landing, which is a free, large boat launch with a floating dock and two boat ramps. Parking is plentiful. No restroom facilities. Launched near the souther...

  • Whisky Chitto; Mittie - Stanley

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Mittie, Louisiana (United States)
    Distance
    18.75nm
    Elevation +
    253f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofWhisky Chitto; Mittie - Stanley Photo ofWhisky Chitto; Mittie - Stanley Photo ofWhisky Chitto; Mittie - Stanley

    Put in at La 26 east of Mittie down to US 190 just west of Kinder. The upper section from Mittie to Carpenters Bridge is heavily used by outfitter guides through the spring and summer. I'd avoid tourist season! Really an...

  • Calcasieu River; Oberlin - Stanley

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Oberlin, Louisiana (United States)
    Distance
    17.21nm
    Elevation +
    164f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofCalcasieu River; Oberlin - Stanley Photo ofCalcasieu River; Oberlin - Stanley Photo ofCalcasieu River; Oberlin - Stanley

    Another great paddle on the Calcasieu. Like others before, this section requires high water. Numerous downed trees and sandbars would make for a very long day and lots of portages in low water conditions. The river gauge...

  • Bayou Sara - St. Francisville, LA

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Fulda (historical), Louisiana (United States)
    Distance
    4.91nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofBayou Sara - St. Francisville, LA Photo ofBayou Sara - St. Francisville, LA Photo ofBayou Sara - St. Francisville, LA

    Lafayette Paddle Club members and friends put in at low water crossing bridge on Tunica St. Muddy in some spots getting from road to river edge, but not a problem. Water level was fairly low, but with a good current unti...

  • Voyage to Butte Larose

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Henderson, Louisiana (United States)
    Distance
    8.69nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofVoyage to Butte Larose Photo ofVoyage to Butte Larose Photo ofVoyage to Butte Larose

    South Louisiana Kayak Adventures created this trip from Henderson Louisiana to the boat launch in Butte Larose. Just under 9 miles and 5.5 hrs in the water. There were 4 kayaks with us on this trip. It was a hot day but ...

  • Atchafalaya Basin

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Henderson, Louisiana (United States)
    Distance
    3.94nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo ofAtchafalaya Basin Photo ofAtchafalaya Basin Photo ofAtchafalaya Basin

    Launched out of Kern's Landing for a nominal fee of $2 per kayak/canoe. Self service fee box in use. No specific canoe/kayak launch, but ground gently sloped right down to the water. Little muddy, but not too bad. If you...

  • Iatt Lake

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Faircloth, Louisiana (United States)
    Distance
    9.19nm
    Elevation +
    49f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo ofIatt Lake Photo ofIatt Lake Photo ofIatt Lake

    From the Forest Service boat ramp at the Observation Point to the South landing. We had been warned that aquatic vegetation would be an problem (and it was) but after our aborted start from the LA 122 bridge, Mike and I ...

  • Lake Bigeux

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Henderson, Louisiana (United States)
    Distance
    7.43nm
    Elevation +
    20f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo ofLake Bigeux Photo ofLake Bigeux Photo ofLake Bigeux

    In the heart of the basin! Great paddle on a beautiful spring morning. We traveled a fair long ways under the interstate, just because we could. I don't really recommend it. It is hard to understand how really loud the t...

  • Little Alabama

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Sherburne, Louisiana (United States)
    Distance
    7.96nm
    Elevation +
    33f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo ofLittle Alabama Photo ofLittle Alabama Photo ofLittle Alabama

    Easy paddle on a beautiful morning - we did get rained on at the take-out. Score it as the price you pay, it was getting hot, the rain was refreshing - and soaking!

  • Lake Chicot at Chicot State Park

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Omo (historical), Louisiana (United States)
    Distance
    4.46nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofLake Chicot at Chicot State Park Photo ofLake Chicot at Chicot State Park Photo ofLake Chicot at Chicot State Park

    Easy paddle on beautiful lake at the best Louisiana state park. Paddled from East Landing boat launch, which is one of three canoe trailheads along paddle trail, up to Walker Branch, Long Island, Turtle Island and back t...

  • Bayou Tortue/Lake Charlo

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Walroy, Louisiana (United States)
    Distance
    5.15nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofBayou Tortue/Lake Charlo Photo ofBayou Tortue/Lake Charlo Photo ofBayou Tortue/Lake Charlo

    We launched at paved boat ramp on river at Heymann Park behind "Somewheres Else Bar & Grill". Paddled under the bridge up river past the airport. Turning south into Bayou Tortue we encountered beautiful cypress, pecan tr...

  • Henderson

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Henderson, Louisiana (United States)
    Distance
    3.39nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofHenderson Photo ofHenderson Photo ofHenderson

    Well, not the paddle we were hoping for as the basin is drawn down for aquatic vegetation control. Go figure, drawing down the water level of the Atchafalaya Basin! Couldn't launch at Kern's Landing as it was closed. Dr...

  • Bayou B. Day 3

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Oak Landing, Louisiana (United States)
    Distance
    20.69nm
    Elevation +
    72f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofBayou B. Day 3 Photo ofBayou B. Day 3 Photo ofBayou B. Day 3

    Jones LA to Chemin-A-Haut Park. With a side trip up Chemin-A-Haut Creek to the Castle Tree. Great conclusion to a three day paddle. The length of the Bayou is lined with very large old Oak and Cypress. The side trip up t...

  • Clearwater

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Clearwater, Louisiana (United States)
    Distance
    8.48nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofClearwater Photo ofClearwater Photo ofClearwater

    We call it the Bayou Cocodrie trail. I ranked it moderate due to length of this trip, but it was really easy. You do need to know where you are going, but it's not too hard to follow as long as you have done some prior r...

  • Upper Calcasieu River

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Hicks Crossing, Louisiana (United States)
    Distance
    17.28nm
    Elevation +
    0f
    TrailRank
    32| Rating 4.33
    Photo ofUpper Calcasieu River Photo ofUpper Calcasieu River Photo ofUpper Calcasieu River

    Calcasieu River from Hwy 28/Alexandria Hwy to Hwy 121 This paddle can only be done at high water levels. With the passing of a front and heavy rainfall, perfect conditions allowed us to try it. In paddling this backwo...

    The watershed for the Calcasieu above La 28 is pretty small, the river rises and falls quickly with heavy rainfall. It m...
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  • Upper to Middle Calcasieu River

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Hineston, Louisiana (United States)
    Distance
    7.03nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo ofUpper to Middle Calcasieu River Photo ofUpper to Middle Calcasieu River Photo ofUpper to Middle Calcasieu River

    Hineston - Calcasieu Paddle was done at flood stage, which made for an exciting trip. Water levels any lower would require more portages, but less difficult situations. River was beautiful as always, but plenty of tre...

  • near Canton, Louisiana (United States)
    Distance
    8.28nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo ofUpper Lower Calcasieu River - Reed's Bridge Road to Hwy. 26 Photo ofUpper Lower Calcasieu River - Reed's Bridge Road to Hwy. 26 Photo ofUpper Lower Calcasieu River - Reed's Bridge Road to Hwy. 26

    9+ feet at Oberlin gauge made this a great paddle. River was wide and had enough water that all downed trees were under water and no dangerous strainers or portages. Water was still low enough to access some sand bars, b...

  • Trapper's Run

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Ruddock, Louisiana (United States)
    Distance
    4.72nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo ofTrapper's Run Photo ofTrapper's Run Photo ofTrapper's Run

    Followed the trail from an existing post. First time doing so, and am very pleased with how Wikiloc works. Launch has changed somewhat as the highway has been overlaid and loose asphalt material is now part of launch. T...

  • Whiskey Chitto; Grant to Mittie

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Grant, Louisiana (United States)
    Distance
    9.39nm
    Elevation +
    180f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo ofWhiskey Chitto; Grant to Mittie Photo ofWhiskey Chitto; Grant to Mittie Photo ofWhiskey Chitto; Grant to Mittie

    La 377 to La 26. Difficulty rating based on the section above the junction with Six Mile Creek. Many trees and downfalls to deal with. We did it under low water conditions (4.3 ft at the Oberlin gauge) Higher water condi...

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