Black Bear Paddling Trail

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NEARBY CITIES:

Franklin, Garden City, Centerville and Patterson

MILEAGE:

Approximately 12 miles round trip

TYPE OF TRAIL:

Loop route

SKILL LEVEL:

Beginner

DIFFICULTY:

Easy

APPROXIMATE PADDLING TIME:

6 hours

USUAL CURRENT:

None

NOTES & PRECAUTIONS:

Invasive grasses may clog waterway. Be aware of hunting season. May through September can be very hot! Bring sunscreen, plenty of water and bug spray. From time to time, canals could become clogged with floating lilies.

ACCESS:

  • Fairfax Foster Bailey Boat Launch - From Hwy. 90, take the Franklin exit 3211. Turn onto Northwest Boulevard. At the four-way stop, take a right onto Chatsworth. After you cross the bridge, take an immediate right onto Willow Street. Take the first right to the Fairfax Foster Bailey Memorial Boat Launch, located under the overpass.

    GPS: N29 47' 02.0" W-91 31' 28.0"


Links

Cajun Coast Visitors and Convention Bureau
Morgan City Office
900 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd
Morgan City, LA 70380

Phone: (985) 380-8224;
(800) 256-2931 
Fax: (985) 380-2876

Hours:
Monday - Friday,
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday,
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Franklin Visitor Center & Rest Area
15307 Hwy. 90 West, Frontage Rd
Franklin, LA 70538

Phone: (337) 828-2555

Hours: Monday - Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce
Morgan City Office 
727 Myrtle St
Morgan City, LA 70380

Phone: (985) 384-3830
Fax: (985) 384-0771

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Franklin Office
600 Main St
Franklin, LA 70538

Phone: (337) 828-5608
Fax: (337) 828-5606

Hours: Monday - Friday,
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


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