Bayou Vermilion District Canoe & Kayak Rentals


This is strictly a gear rental program that offers paddlers an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Bayou Vermilion at their leisure. Paddlers are responsible for their safety. This program is for those who are advanced and capable to venture on their journey without a guide. If you are worried about capsizing your canoe, this may not be the best option for you. Paddlers must sign a release of liability to participate in this particular program. The rental program is limited to trail routes on the Bayou Vermilion only. Rentals include a vessel, paddles and life preservers. Additional fees for lost or damaged equipment may apply. Portage of gear and personnel are offered for downstream paddle trips at an additional cost.


*Reservations for gear rentals must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Also, reservations for downstream paddle trips must be made at least 48 hours prior to event date.


Paddle trips may be canceled due to inclement weather. In winter months, a combined water and air temperature must be equal to or greater than 120 degrees FAHRENHEIT for paddle trips. Certain paddle routes are closed during hunting season.

Contact Greg at or call (337) 233-4077 x.215 for scheduling.


Listed below are links of valuable information to assist in planning your adventure on the bayou. 


Click here to view our Gear Rental Fees and Paddle Trip Schedules/Routes

Click here to view Public Access Points

Click here to view Bayou Vermilion District Paddle Trail Mileage Chart