Bayou Vermilion District Canoe & Kayak Equipment Rentals


This is strictly an equipment rental only program that offers paddlers an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Bayou Vermilion at their leisure. Paddlers are responsible for their own 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. Paddler Shuttle & Gear Portage are offered for downstream paddle trips at an additional cost.

We highly recommend that inexperienced paddlers attend one of our Beginners' Canoe/Kayak Lessons or Intermediate Guided Canoe/Kayak Trip to further develop their paddling skills before venturing into Bayou Vermilion alone. Click to view our Beginners' & Intermediate Guide Paddle Trip Schedule.

 

*Reservations for Equipment Rentals must be made at least 24 hours in advance. 

        *Reservations for Paddler Shuttle & Gear Portage must be made at least 48 hours prior to event date. 

Contact Greg Guidroz at environmental@bayouvermiliondistrict.org or call 337.233.4077 x.215 for scheduling.

 

 

Click here to view our Equipment Rental Fees & Paddle Trip Departure Schedule

Click here to view Bayou Vermilion Paddle Trail Mileage Chart

Click on icons below to view Paddle Route Options & Public Access Points on the Bayou Vermilion

 

      Vermilionville to Lake                   Charlo           

           Nature Station to                Vermilionville     

Trailhead Access Locations on Bayou Vermilion


     
                                                                                                          

 


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
°F for paddle trips. Certain paddle routes are closed during hunting season.