Welcome to
Lafayette Paddle Club

The Lafayette Paddle Club (LPC) is Acadiana's club for paddling enthusiasts. We paddle the bayous, lakes, and bays of Louisiana and neighboring states. We also work with state and local organizations to help maintain and promote recreational paddling opportunities.  Our recurring goal is to bring together canoeists and kayakers on field trips to share the joy of paddling, and allow for a safer experience.  

Annual membership dues are $15(individual) and $20(family).  It includes a 10% discount on paddling gear at Pack and Paddle.  You can mail a check to the address on the membership form.  
Club meetings are the 2nd Tue of each month at Pack and Paddle @ 6PM where we plan trips, have presentations, and discuss club business.

Join the Lafayette Paddle Club and enjoy the beauty of our areas waterways as you travel with other nature lovers to paddling destinations near and far!

Lafayette Paddle Club
2015 Spring Events

  • Wed-Sun Apr 22-26 Intl Festival, Lafayette, LA
  • Fri-Sun Apr 24-26 Etouffee Festival, Arnaudville
  • Sat Apr 25  BHPC Blind River or Shell Bank Bayou, easy paddle trip to see irises blooming in SE LA
  • Sat Apr 25  Allen Parish Canoe Festival @ fairgrounds - Oberlin, LA.  thecanoefestival . com

  • May 1-3 LPC paddle & camp, Chicot State Park
  • May 1-3 Crawfish Festival, Breaux Bridge, LA 
  • Sat May 2 Kayak & Canoe Demo Day by Pack & Paddle, Vermilionville Pond, Lafayette, LA
  • Sat May 2 Trash Bash, BVD/Vermilionville parking lot, Lafayette, LA.  7 am - Noon
  • May 8-10 LPC easy paddling & camping trip, Campsite 22 @ The Forks, Catahoula, LA

  • Sat May 9  Trash Bash & Boogie, Bayou Teche, meet at City Park @ 9 am, New Iberia, LA
  • Tue May 12 LPC Monthly Mtg, at Pack and Paddle, Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA, 6 - 8 pm
  • Sat May 16  Chitimacha Tour du Teche 20 mile race, New Iberia City Park to Charenton, LA
  • Sun May 17  Two O'clock Bayou paddle trip, Hwy 190 W of Krotz Springs, LA.  Easy scenic out-n-back.

  • Tue Jun 9 LPC Monthly Mtg, at Pack and Paddle, Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA, 6 - 8 pm



  • Fri-Sun Oct 16-18 BHPC PaddleFest, Fountainebleau State Park, Mandeville, LA

  1. Lafayette Paddle Club Sponsored Events 
  2. Pelican Paddler Trips-- requires ACA insurance
  3. For more trips and details on the above trips go to the Calendar of Events page.
  4. If the trip involves camping in an improved camping facility.  Please go to the Reserve America link below to reserve your campsite.

Want a club logo sticker?
  Contact Lou at the link below.

Lafayette, Louisiana

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