Burns Point Paddling Trail #2

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NEARBY CITIES: Cypremort Point, Jeanerette, Charenton, Baldwin, Franklin
MILEAGE:
  • Baldwin Boat Launch to Burns Point Boat Launch - 26.2 miles
  • Baldwin Boat Launch to Cypremort Point State Park - 27.4 miles
TYPE OF TRAIL: Linear route: shuttle service may be necessary.
SKILL LEVEL: Experienced
DIFFICULTY: Hard
APPROXIMATE PADDLING TIME: Approximately 12 - 14 hours
USUAL CURRENT: 0.5 to 3 miles per hour between the bay and Bayou Teche
NOTES & PRECAUTIONS:

Saltwater trail with lots of open water. Self rescue is a must! Use caution crossing Intracoastal Canal due to barge traffic: wind direction may deflect the sound of oncoming barges. High winds can cause choppiness. 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. 

ACCESS:
  • Baldwin Boat Launch – From Hwy. 90, take the Baldwin exit (exit 83). Turn left at the stop sign. Turn right onto Hwy. 182. From the light at this intersection, travel 0.3 miles on Hwy. 182. Turn left at the United Methodist Church Cemetery next to the Sager-Brown Facility (the road is unmarked).

    GPS: N29 49' 59.0" W-91 32' 34.0"
  • 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"


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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