Paddle Trail

This map is intended to facilitate and enhance the public’s enjoyment of Bayou Vermilion, allowing canoers, kayakers, and boaters will be able to locate and identify points of interest along the waterway.

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Boat Tours

Experience the tidal river known as the Bayou Vermilion while riding on a traditionally built bateau called Cocodrie, French for alligator.

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Canoe Trips

Take a guided paddle down the Bayou Vermilion every second and last Saturday of the month

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Pervious Pavement

Learn abut what pervious pavement is, how you can incorporate it in your home or business.

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Rain Barrels

Learn how installing a rain barrel is not only good for the environment, but good for your plants and water bill.

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Rain Gardens

Rain gardens are a great way to reduce your contribution to storm water runoff and beautify your yard. Learn how to plan and make your very own rain garden.

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Retention Ponds

Discover how you can turn flood prone areas into a beautiful pond to help improve storm water runoff.

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Water Level

Check here for Bayou Vermilion District's water level, measured at the Surrey Street Bridge. Our boat launches close when the water level of the bayou is over 10 feet, and we discourage the public from boating during these conditions.

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Watershed

Learn about the Lafayette Parish Bayou Vermilion District Watershed and how you can help preserve it.

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Wetland Plants

Discover the various types of wetlands plants found in Louisiana, their purpose and tips on incorporating them into your landscaping.

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