Petite Anse means "Little Cove"'' in Louisiana French. This particular bayou runs along the west side of Avery Island before flowing south into Vermilion Bay and the Gulf of Mexico (through the Avery Canal). In the 19th century schooners regularly ascended the bayou to pick up loads of salt and sugar to transport to New Orleans or other ports as far away as New York. Bayou Petite Anse is still used today by recreational and commercial boaters seeking access to the Intracoastal Waterway and Vermilion Bay.
- 6040 Avery Island Rd., New Iberia - 29.915546, -91.904052
For more information, visit Iberia Parish's Paddle Trails.