Cypremort Point Paddling Trail #1

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NEARBY CITIES: Cypremort Point, Jeanerette, Charenton, Baldwin, Franklin
MILEAGE: Burns Point to Cypremort Point:
  • 36.6 miles (following the shoreline)
  • 25.3 miles (paddling across the bay)
TYPE OF TRAIL: Linear route - shuttle service may be necessary.
SKILL LEVEL: Experienced
DIFFICULTY: Hard
APPROXIMATE PADDLING TIME: Approximately 12- 14 hours
USUAL CURRENT: Subject to coastal tides
NOTES & PRECAUTIONS: Saltwater trail with lots of open water! Self rescue is a must! High winds can cause choppiness in the water. Watch for high-speed boat traffic and sudden storms. May through September can be very hot! Bring sunscreen, plenty of water and bug spray. Restrooms available at Cypremort Point State Park.
ACCESS:
  • Cypremort Point State Park (Quintana Boat Launch) - From Hwy. 90, take the Baldwin/Louisa Exit to Hwy. 83. Head west on Hwy  83. Cypremort Point State Park is 20 miles from the exit. From Hwy. 83 take a right onto Hwy. 319. Cross over the bridge. Cypremort Point State Park will be on your right. There will be a launch fee.


GPS: N29 43' 53.6" W-91 50' 26.0"

  • Burns Point - From Hwy. 90, take the Centerville/Burns Point Exit onto Hwy. 317. Head towards Burns Point. Travel 17 miles south on Hwy. 317, then right on Burns Point Lane. There is a small fee to enter the park. There are restrooms/shower facilities, picnic pavilions and RV/Tent sites. The campground is on East Cote Blanche Bay.


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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