Cypremort Point Paddling Trail No. 2

Type of Route

Cypremort Point Paddling Trail No. 2 begins at the Baldwin Boat Launch on Bayou Teche, turns onto the Charenton Drainage and Navigation Canal and continues into the open waters of West Cote Blanche Bay. The trail ends at the landing in Cypremort Point State Park or Burns Point Boat Launch. The coast is low-lying marsh, except at Cote Blanche Island, one of the highest points of land along this coast. It is also the location of one of Louisiana’s coastal salt mines. This area offers an abundance of fishing opportunities and myriad shore birds. Between Grand Isle and Cameron, Cypremort Point is the only coastal area reachable by car. A half-mile stretch of a man-made beach provides a delightful area for relaxing, picnicking, fishing, crabbing, water skiing, sailing and enjoying sunsets. Cabins and campsites are available in the park; campsites also are available at Burns Point. To get to the Baldwin Boat Launch, from Highway 90, take the Baldwin Exit; turn left at the stop sign; turn right onto Highway 182; from the light at this intersection, travel 0.3 miles on Highway 182. Turn left at the United Methodist Church Cemetery next to the Sager-Brown Facility. (The road is unmarked.) For more information visit Cypremort Point State Park's website.