Baton Rouge

Mardi Gras in Baton Rouge offers many family-friendly—and even pet-friendly—parades and new traditions full of lively crowds and an exciting atmosphere.

Bayou Jean de Jean

To paddle Bayou Jean de Jean just north of the town of Boyce, paddlers can put in at the Corps of Engineers Boyce landing on the Red River. Since both the landing and the entrance to the bayou are in an oxbow, paddlers are not exposed to the river currents. Due to a small log jam, only about two miles of the bayou are passable from the oxbow.

Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga 101

Pack & Paddle is hosting its first paddleboard yoga class at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Fieldcrest Park in Youngsville. The price is $45 per person (reservations required) and includes a stand up paddleboard, paddle, PFD and instruction. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and shoes that can get wet and will grip on the board. They should also bring water. Participants must have either experience in either stand up paddleboarding or yoga to take this class. Click here for more information.

Kayaking 101 - Basic Skills for Flatwater Kayaking

Pack & Paddle is hosting a basic kayaking course Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Lake Martin. The class will begin at 4:30 p.m. (participants should meet at Lake Martin at 4:15 p.m.). The cost of the course is $40 per person (registration is required) and includes a kayak, paddle, PFD and instruction. Participants should bring water and wear weather-appropriate clothing. Optional items to bring include a camera and a snack.


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