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Day Paddle on the Tangipahoa River

The Tangipahoa is a classic gulf coast stream with a meandering course, numerous white sand bars, heavily forested banks, modest currents and few signs of development. The “Tangi” has been designated a “state scenic stream” by the state of Louisiana

This paddle outing is an fund raising event for the Land Trust for Louisiana (LTL), the region’s premiere organization focused on preserving and protecting valuable natural areas and agricultural lands of Louisiana for current and future generations. LTL will provide biologists and naturalists that will describe the benefits of the areas flora and fauna and will provide a light refreshments at the end of the journey at Pine Knoll Farm.

Date: Sunday October 20th, 2013

Times: Meet at 9 am at Highway 40 Bridge in Independence. (Driving directions are below.) Take out will be in the mid afternoon.

Route: Our intrepid paddlers will paddle and float downstream on the Tangipahoa River to a take out on private land below the Tickfaw Bridge.

What to wear: Dress for the forecasted weather. A wise outdoors person always brings rain gear and a heavy shirt/sweater/polypro no matter what the forecast.

Canoe and Trail Adventures of New Orleans will provide a guide and will outfit the paddlers providing canoes, paddles and life vests.

Lunch and drink: Bring a lunch and cold drinks for your noon meal on the river.

Driving Directions: Proceed to Independence, La, exit onto LA 40 from I 55 and proceed east through the town and across the bridge Tangipahoa River. Look for LTL signs to designate you have arrived to the departure destination!

Trip Fee:

    With canoe rental
  • $30 for a single paddler
  • $55 for two person canoe
  • $65 for a Family Canoe (two person canoe with a child passenger)
    Providing your personal canoe or kayak
  • $15 for a single paddler
  • $25 for two paddlers
  • $30 for a family canoe

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