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 Winter / Spring Events

  • Feb 27 - Mar 1 Saline Bayou Natl Scenic River LPC paddling & camping trip, @ Cloud Crossing Campground-US Forest Service, N of Goldonna, LA
  • Fri Mar 6  Beer & Gear, 5-8pm, Pack n Paddle -Laf
  • Sat Mar 7  Kayak Demo Day w/ Pack n Paddle @ Vermilionville pond, 9am-2pm, Lafayette, LA
  • SatMar 7 Reel Paddling Film Fest,Pack&Paddle 6pm 
  • Sat Mar 7  BHPC, Shell Bank Bayou paddle trip  

  • Tue Mar 10  LPC Monthly Mtg, at Pack and Paddle, Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA, 6 - 8 pm 
  • Mar 13-15  Saline Bayou Natl Scenic River, David B. w/ LHC, paddling/hiking/camping, Goldonna, LA
  • Mar 13-15  LPC paddling & camping trip, SW LA, Calcasieu Parish, camp @ parish park(s), details tbd

  • Mar 27-29  LPC paddling & camping trip, Site #8A in Atchafalaya Basin, Myette Point - Charenton, LA
  • Mar 27-29  LHC CampFest 2015, camping, hiking, paddling, & more, E Conf Center @ Chicot State Park
  • Sat Mar 28  Battle on the Bayou, 9.5 mi canoe & kayak race, Old Fort Bayou, Ocean Springs, MS
  • Fri Apr 3  Good Friday
  • Sat Apr 4  BHPC, Cane Bayou easy full moon paddle
  • Sun Apr 5  Easter Sunday
  • Apr 9-12  Paddle Bayou Lafourche, 4-day event, Donaldsonville to Lockport, LA
  • Sat Apr 11  Bluz Cruz, 22 mile canoe & kayak race on Mississippi River, finish at Vicksburg, MS
  • Sat-Sun Apr 11-12 BHPC, Red Creek overnite paddle trip, near Wiggins, MS

  • Tue Apr 14 LPC Monthly Mtg, at Pack and Paddle, Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA, 6 - 8 pm

  • Sat Apr 18  Top of the Teche, 7.7 mile paddle race, Leonville to Arnaudville, LA
  • Sat-Sun Apr 18-19  Black Bear Festival, easy paddle trips w/ Donovan, Franklin, LA area

  • Wed-Sun Apr 22-26 Intl Festival, Lafayette, LA
  • Fri-Sun Apr 24-26 Etouffee Festival, Arnaudville
  • May 1-3 Crawfish Festival, Breaux Bridge, LA
  • Tue May 12 LPC Monthly Mtg, at Pack and Paddle, Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA, 6 - 8 pm

  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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