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Afternoon social paddle on Bayou St. John

This will be a SOCIAL paddle on Bayou St John, followed by a trip over to Bayou Beer Garden for food and beverages(they have more than beer). We usually get a mix of kayaks and canoes, and folks of all ages, and this will be a comfortable, talking pace. Life vests are recommended. If you don't have a boat, our start time coincides with Bayou Kayaks' rental schedule, so feel free to contact them through Facebook or their website. Please direct any questions about their services to them.

If water level/bridge clearance allows, we'll probably head south to the Orleans Ave Bridge, then back up around Park Island, for a 3 1/2 to 4 mile/90 minute trip. Bring water and snacks, or whatever keeps you paddling....

We'll meet at 2:30PM for a 3PM start, on Bayou St. John right in front of the School of Dentistry, at the Bayou Kayaks launch spot. Same spot as the full moon paddles we've done this year. Here's a Google Maps link:,-90.08612&spn=0.000684,0.000622&ctz=300&t=h&z=21

We should be out of the water by 4:30 or 5, and hopefully Bayou Beer Garden's parking lot won't be too bad around then. They have a great deck, great beer selection, and great bar food. Lots of TVs around the deck. LSU plays Furman(who?) on pay-per-view, so no conflict there!

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  • paul mckneely I.

    for those of you who are looking for hiking and paddling destinations a good blog to read is new orleans outdoor companion jack goes to these spots and writes about them

    October 27, 2013

    • Chet J.

      thanks Paul. I just posted that on NOLA Paddle Sports FB page.

      October 27, 2013

    • Maarten B.

      you had great turn out chet! had a good paddle?

      October 28, 2013

  • Maarten B.

    Hey Chet et al, have a good time! Since the weather is so nice I am off paddling and camping with Jack on an MS river. Otherwise I would have joined!

    October 25, 2013

    • Chet J.

      Ya'll have fun. Finally camping weather!

      1 · October 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm so bummed I keep missing out on these paddles! But unfortunately, I can't make this one either :-(

    October 25, 2013

    • Chet J.

      Between Maarten and me, you'll get more chances! Sorry we'll miss you.

      October 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i should be able to make it to this!

    1 · October 23, 2013

  • mikesanf

    I'll be driving in from Baton Rouge, let me know if someone needs to catch a ride.

    October 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds so great! (One of my middle school friends went to Furman.)

    1 · October 17, 2013

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