Bayou Vermilion Paddle Trail

Lafayette Area
Lafayette Area
Type of Route
22 miles

Tech-savvy paddlers, this one’s for you: The Bayou Vermilion Paddle Trail utilizes a collaborative, interactive online map that details each route. This innovative tool allows paddlers and boaters to navigate points of interest along the waterway, like recreation areas, boat and canoe launches, businesses and other amenities. 

For an exciting half-day trip, begin at Acadiana Park Nature Station. You’ll travel for 10 miles to Vermilionville, before looping back to Lafayette. Lengthen your trip with a 2-mile side trek into Bayou Tortue, which offers stunning swamp views.

When you’re back on dry land, head to downtown Lafayette. The city is the hub of Cajun music, so many local restaurants and bars host nightly performances. Keep the joy flowing with a Cajun two-step — the perfect way to stretch your legs after a long day on the water. For a truly unique place to dance, visit Rock ‘n’ Bowl Lafayette. Listen to local and national favorites on a spacious dancefloor.

Learn more about the area: Lafayette Travel

Contact Info:
Bayou Vermillion Paddle Trail
Address: 1205 E Alexander St., Lafayette, LA 70501