Forgotten Atchafalaya Full Moon Paddle

Pack & Paddle will host a special edition of its full moon paddle Saturday, May 21, in a corner of the historical Atchafalaya basin that was cut off when the levees were built. This created an area unaffected by the high waters of the spring. After the paddle, participants will enjoy a meal before heading home. Registration is required. Visit for more information.

Kayaking 101

Pack & Paddle will host a basic skills kayaking lesson Wednesday, May 18, at Lake Martin. Reservations are required. Visit for more information.

Basinkeeper Paddle Trip at Lake Fausse Pointe State Park

 Pack & Paddle is hosting a special paddle tour to Lake Fausse Pointe State Park. Guides Stacey Scarce and Dean Wilson, the Atchafalaya Basinkeeper, will guide participants beneath the beautiful cypress trees there. Dean will also discuss the challenges this area faces. This trip will begin near the Lake Fausse Pointe Boat Launch and will last about three to five hours. This trip is a fundraiser for the Atchafalaya Basinkeeper program, so all funds collected will go directly to the program.


The Most Cajun place on Earth invites you to our largest Mardi Gras celebration. Krewe Chic-a-la-Pie will roll down the historic streets of Kaplan Mardi Gras afternoon.


Acadia’s Courir de Mardi Gras embodies Louisiana tradition, featuring costumed horseback riders, wagons, live music, chicken chases and authentic Louisiana food such as gumbo and boudin.


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