Hanson Canal Paddling Trail


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NEARBY CITIES:

Franklin, Centerville, Jeanerette, Charenton, Baldwin

MILEAGE:

Approximately 9 or 10 miles (depending on takeout point)

TYPE OF TRAIL:

Linear route: shuttle service may be required.

SKILL LEVEL:

Beginner

DIFFICULTY:

Easy

APPROXIMATE PADDLING TIME:

5 hours

USUAL CURRENT:

0 to 2 miles per hour

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.

ACCESS:

  • Fairfax Foster Bailey Boat Launch - From Hwy. 90, take the Franklin exit (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"

  • Bayou Teche Boat Launch – From Hwy. 90, take Franklin exit (Exit 3211). Turn onto Northwest Blvd. At the light, take a right onto Hwy. 182. At the cemetery, the road will fork; stay to the right. Turn left onto Adams, Jackson or Commercial Street. Turn right onto Teche Drive. The boat launch is on the corner of Willow Street and Teche Drive.

    GPS: N29 47' 31.0" W-91 29' 57.0"

  • Roseville Street Boat Launch – From Hwy. 90, take the Franklin exit (Exit 3211). Turn onto Northwest Blvd. At the light, take a right onto Hwy. 182. At the cemetery, the road will fork: stay to the right.  Turn left onto Roseville Street, located just past the cemetery on the left. The landing is behind the cemetery.

    GPS: N29 47' 58.0" W-91 29' 51.5"



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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