Bayou Teche Paddle Trail

Managed By

T.E.C.H.E. Project

Trail Overview

Bayou Teche Paddle Trail is a 135 long paddle trail through 4 parishes and 13 towns along the most historically and culturally significant bayou in Louisiana.  Named by the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana.

Trail Length:

135 miles

Trail Location

St Landry, St. Martin, Iberia and St. Mary Parishes. BTPT begins in Port Barre, LA at Bayou Courtableau and runs 135 to Berwick, LA

Open Dates

01/01 to 12/31

Hours of Operation

sunrise to sunset

Trail Mission Statement

The purpose of the Bayou Teche Paddle Trail is to provide education about the ecology, culture and history of Bayou Teche through low impact recreation opportunities.  The BTPT provides access for paddlers of all abilities and has several options for long and short trips to explore the unique cultural heritage that makes up the communities along Bayou Teche.  Native American, Creole, African and Acadian Communities are defined by this bayou and that legacy is celebrated today.

Uses and Activities

  • Boating, motorized
  • Boating, nonmotorized: Canoeing
  • Boating, nonmotorized: Kayaking
  • Boating, nonmotorized: Rafting
  • Boating, nonmotorized: Sailing
  • Boating, nonmotorized: Tubing
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Heritage and History
  • Wildlife Observation

Water Trail & Surrounding Surfaces

  • Water, slow moving
  • Grass or vegetation
  • Soil

More Information

Visit the Bayou Teche Paddle Trail website.

Best Management Practices

This information was last updated on 1/21/2015 at 3:01 PM