Trip OverviewOne of the prettier spots with an hour's drive (give or take) from Baton Rouge. There is a small concrete ramp for launching which looks to be well used by fisherpeople. There is ample parking in the grassy area around the launch.
The bayou is fairly narrow, which affords some shade. There are some nice cypress trees, but you can tell that you are paddling through remnant cypress, with agricultural lands all around. There are lakes off the bayou on either side, but all are clearly marked for no trespassing.
I've only done about a 3-hour paddle out and back so have not explored this whole area yet.
NO restrooms or trash receptacles
Fees:$3 launch fee inserted into honor box
Directions:Take US 190 west from Baton Rouge through Krotz Springs. Turn left across the divided highway just before the intersection with US 71 north (there is a turn lane). Follow the old road (marked on some maps as old Hwy 190). Turn right at Kimbleton Lane. Parking is immediately adjacent to the launch
- Skill Level: Beginner
- Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water