Paddlefest 2015

The Bayou Haystackers Paddle Club is hosting Paddlefest 2015 Friday, Oct. 16. to Sunday, Oct. 18, at Fontainebleau State Park in Mandeville. This weekend event will offer participants a chance to relax, socialize with other paddling enthusiasts and learn a thing or two, as well. Activities will include bird watching, canoe/kayak repair, hiking in the park, outdoor photography, a gear swap and more. Click here for details. 

BREC's Pumpkin Paddle Parade

Get into the Halloween spirit at BREC's Pumpkin Paddle Parade Thursday, Oct. 29, from 5:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Milford J. Wampold Park in Baton Rouge. Paddle into the dark along the shoreline of the University Lakes and bring a voluntary contribution for the Baton Rouge Food Bank. Participants are encouraged to dress in costume and add some lighting to their watercraft. The best decorated boats in various divisions will receive prizes. Bayou Haystackers and Paddle Baton Rouge will provide assistance.

Pets 'N Paddling

What could be more fun than giving your pet a nice boat ride on the University Lakes in Baton Rouge? This event will be Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Milford J. Wampold Park in Baton Rouge. It will benefit Friends of the Animals and serve as both a fundraiser and dog adoption opportunity. Donate $10 and you and your pet can enjoy a 15-minute kayak, canoe or paddleboard ride. Other special attractions will include a dog wash, pet vendors and health information. Sponsors are Subaru, The Backpacker and Muddy Water Paddle Company.

Paddling in Pink

BREC Outdoor Adventure is partnering with the Lauren Savoy Olinde Foundation for Skin Cancer Awareness and Prevention for the second Paddling In Pink program, which gives participants the opportunity to paddle kayaks, canoes and paddleboards after making a voluntary contribution to the LSO Foundation. This event is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, for paddlers ages 8 and older at Milford J. Wampold Park in Baton Rouge. Participants are encouraged to wear pink.

Harvest Moon Evening Paddle and Supper at Lake Martin

Pack & Paddle is hosting a Harvest Moon Evening Paddle and Supper at Lake Martin Sunday, Oct. 25, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. As the sun sets, participants will glide through the black waters of Lake Martin and find themselves winding through the cypress trees that line the edge of the lake. After enjoying the stars and sounds of night critters, participants will enjoy a unique supper on the banks of Lake Martin. 

Reservations via are required. Click here for more information.

Louisiana Hooked Kayak Fishing Trip

Pack & Paddle will host a day-long Louisiana Hooked Kayak Fishing Trip Sunday, Sept. 27, in the marshes of Louisiana ranging anywhere from Lake Charles to Pointe-Aux-Chenes (the exact location will be selected a few days prior to the trip based on weather forecasts and fishing conditions). This all-new kayak fishing event will combine some on-water instruction with a chance to try out select pedal drive kayaks and catch some of Louisiana's finest inshore species.

Kayak Demo Day at Vermilionville

Pack & Paddle will host Kayak Demo Day at Vermilionville, 300 Fisher Road in Lafayette, Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. During this free event, participants will have the opportunity to try new kayak models from Jackson, Hobie, Wilderness Systems, Native Watercraft, NuCanoe, Wenonah, Riviera, Bote Board and more. Click here to register for this event.


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