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To take this fun, four-mile paddle trip, follow La. Hwy. 33 toward Ruston. Turn right on 151, right on Cranford and left on Parish Road 5501. End at the boat launch.

Compass Coordinates:

Gills Ferry Launch  32.7201/92.5205

Kens Landing 32.7001/92.5413

Paddle through a sea of water lilies and find some great coves to explore on either side of this small trail that you’ll share with fishermen and a few alligators. This waterway is the feeder from Lake Claiborne down to Lake D’Arbonne. It travels through three parishes and is a prime location for fishing. At the trail’s mid-way point is Ken’s Landing, which features a picnic table, trash cans and a rope swing.  This is a great place to stop for a picnic and swim. If you go further, the trail narrows and becomes much more lush.