The Lower Mississippi River Water Trail

Rivergator Atchafalaya Appendix 15:


Paradise Gained:

Unlike almost every other place

along the Louisiana coast, land is growing, not disappearing, at the base of this old canal.

by Christopher Staudinger
for Country Roads Magazine, October 2015


Lloyd Sauce has lived in the vicinity of the Calumet Cut for the entirety of his life.


He’s sixty-seven, and standing on the banks of the canal, he was tall and square-jawed, and we were hot. It was over 100 degrees, and there were very few takers at the boat ramp that he helps to manage along the muddy water channel. “My daddy helped dig this spillway. He was the guy that blow the stumps up. Boom. Demolition man,” he said. “Big oak stumps. Used to be a lot of oak trees around here. All along Bayou Teche, nothing but big, old five-, six-hundred-year-old trees.”


“The reason why he took the demolition job was ‘cause it paid a little more. The other guy blew himself up, or something-another story he told us; so they needed someone else, so he took the job.” Sauce looked off and asked his deceased father, “‘You were trying to blow yoself up?’,” he laughed. “House full of kids, you know.” That house was a camp boat on Bayou Boutte, upstream and across the Atchafalaya River, which is the origin of this spillway. Eventually, Sauce moved to Franklin, just across the water from where we stood.


In appearance, the Calumet Cut (also called the Wax Lake Outlet or the Wax Lake Spillway) is not unlike the thousands of other man-made, straight-shot canals that crisscross southern Louisiana. When the channel was opened just west of Morgan City in 1941, it wasn’t intended to be anything but a large drainage canal. But over the years, it’s become something else.


There’s a formidability about the canal that seemed to occupy Sauce. After seven decades receiving flow from the Atchafalaya, it has grown in width, depth, and current. According to a 2005 research paper authored by scientists from the ExxonMobile research department and LSU’s Coastal Studies Institute, the canal dug by Lloyd Sauce’s father was originally forty-four feet deep and forty feet wide. But Sauce pointed to a place upstream, just past a gray houseboat flying the American flag, and said, “They got one place up above the high lines up there, it’s got like about seventy, eighty, ninety foot of water.” It has also grown in width, measuring six hundred feet across in some places. “Every year, this water’s just more and more and more water, just coming through.”


In the thirties, no one seemed to wonder what would happen to this water once it mixed with the brackish waters of the Atchafalaya Bay. The unwanted water wasn’t meant to go anywhere except for somewhere else: out of sight and away from the floodwalls and oil infrastructure of Morgan City. But Sauce described extreme changes at the canal’s terminus. “When I was probably about eight years old, the spillway—right out where it ends to the bay—it used to be just the coastline. But now you go down there, and there’s sandbars and trails, and everything’s just flushed out through there. All this water, sand …” In other words, unlike almost every other place along the Louisiana coast, land is growing, not disappearing, at the base of this old canal.

He went to his truck, pulled out a map of the bay, and pointed to where the coastline used to be. Far beneath that line on his map, a delta fanned out, shaped like the canopy of a tree, off into the bay. “It used to be nothing but just straight, whoosh, coastline.” He motioned to chop the delta off the map.


The new delta is called the Wax Lake Delta, and over the last forty years it has created twelve thousand acres of land, nearly three times the area of Morgan City. At lower tides, the acreage is even bigger. “We used to hunt coons and stuff on the beach,” said Sauce. “When the tide was out, the water was down, them coons would be out on the beach getting them clam shells, and we’d track ‘em down and shoot ‘em for the fur. And now it ain’t like that. Nothing like that. It looks like this.” He pointed to the forested banks across the channel.


Two hours later, twenty miles downstream, I sat in a boat at the “whoosh” coastline, though I didn’t realize it at the time. Cassidy Lejeune, a biologist with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), nosed his agency’s powerboat towards a sign stuck into the bank of the canal, which at this point measured hundreds of feet across. The sign marked the boundary of the Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area (WMA), a 137,000-acre public-use area that LDWF manages for hunters, fishers, trappers, birders, and others who visit this anomaly of the Louisiana coast. The WMA encompasses much of the Atchafalaya Bay, a shallow cove of muddy water that yawns its way out into the Gulf. Within the bay are the two deltas of the Atchafalaya River system: the Wax Lake Delta, which we were motoring towards, and the main delta of the Atchafalaya River, just to the east. 


After describing the WMA, Lejeune motored away from the sign but quickly slowed down again. “The key thing to remember is that all of this, south of that sign, back in the early 1960s, was open water.” I was amazed when I looked back towards the sign. There was no beach, no clam shells, no coons, and no clear opening to any bay. In the place where the coastline used to be, a curtain of willows thirty or forty feet high grew tall and thick along each bank of the canal, which stretched before us as it had behind us. Looking downstream under a big sky, the channel definitely widened, but the scene was interrupted by long stretches of land strung intermittently across the horizon between the old coastline and the bay.


Further down, we stopped on the bank of Mike’s Island, the largest of the new islands in the Wax Lake Delta. A wonderland of round, green leaves was exploding out of the water, some reaching the height of the boat’s deck. They were the size of manhole covers and scattered among them were the cream-colored flowers of the American Lotus, too many to count, in full late-summer bloom. Lejeune explained that these patches of aquatic vegetation were harbingers of even more new land. “Pioneers,” he called them.


For the last twelve years, Lejeune, who is in his early thirties, has helped manage the Atchafalaya Delta WMA. In this relatively short amount of time, he’s watched sandbars emerge, islands named, and channels become too narrow for boats. He’s had to deal

with landlocked oil platforms no longer accessible by water.


Lejeune explained the Wax Lake Delta’s development: on the visible scale, he said, pointing to the lotus flowers, “All of this stuff is growing in a maximum of two inches of water … As all this sediment dumps out into the bay, it raises the bay-bottom up and it becomes what they call subaerial and it pokes out the water. When it pokes out the water, it’s a sandbar, and what happens is it gets hospitable to where vegetation starts growing.” The growth of these pioneers “slows down the water and helps to trap all of this sediment from the river into these shallow water areas. And so it builds up over time.”


Then he explained how this same process helped build the Louisiana coast over millennia as the Mississippi River changed course and built up different portions of South Louisiana. “The changing of the Mississippi over the last eight thousand years has acted like what they call ‘the garden-hose effect’ where it’s built land. It was out in St. Bernard, and it built up all of St. Bernard. Then it switched to Terrebonne, and it built up all of Terrebonne. It was once several thousand years out in Vermillion Bay, and it built up all of the south central, southwest part of the state. But now that it is what it is, and we’ve kind of altered the landscape, there’s kind of no turning back.” 


Some see the Wax Lake Delta as a very slight “turning back,” toward a more liberated, land-building river because although the Mississippi is hemmed-in by levees and unable to writhe like a garden hose, it is the Mississippi’s sand and silt that has grown the Wax Lake Delta for the last forty years. The Wax Spillway, by way of the Atchafalaya River, receives about ten percent of the Mississippi River’s waters. As we talked, I watched aquatic plants wave with the current while thin layers of silt accumulated on their green leaves.


LDWF chose Lejeune to co-author a 2008 book-length report on the future of the Atchafalaya Delta WMA. Those strategies, for the Wax at least, are remarkably simple: do nothing and prevent humans from causing too much damage. “There’s really not much to do out here. It’s building itself,” he said. Besides making and enforcing rules for users or measuring salinity, LDWF watches the delta unfold. The result has been what Lejeune calls a “pristine” delta: an untouched geological scenario that scientists from around the world can come and observe. Lejeune has worked with scientists from across the country and the planet who clamor after the chance to witness the delta grow—willow by willow, grain of sand by grain of sand—as a river meets the sea.


Dr. Robert Twilley is the executive director of Louisiana Sea Grant, a program that focuses on research and resilience in coastal communities. He and his team have been trying to discover whether the land-building success in the Wax could be replicated along the Louisiana coast, where other rivers and bayous with rich sediment loads could be released into deteriorating marshes. Twilley said that as good as the Calumet Cut has been at building land, there are other sites along Louisiana’s coast that could be even better, since the ability of a  place to receive sediment and create land can be measured and calculated. The Wax has about an eighteen percent retention efficiency; but, he said, “If you put big diversions in the Bonnet Carre and Bayou Lafourche and other parts of the river around New Orleans or Lake Maurepas, you’d probably get eighty to ninety [percent] retention efficiency.”


Besides scientists, a pristine delta attracts hordes of other creatures, especially ducks. “On opening weekend there’s about fifteen species of ducks harvested on the Atchafalaya (WMA),” Lejeune said, “where, in a less healthy marsh, they’ll have half that amount of species.” It’s become one of the most popular places to hunt in Louisiana. According to LDWF, there are between thirty and forty thousand hunting and fishing trips made to the area every year. 


Posting in a waterfowl forum on the website of Louisiana Sportsman magazine, a user named Hevi-shot-4 called the Wax Lake Delta “absolutely the most beautiful, treacherous, miserable and heartbreaking area you’ll ever experience.” Other duck hunters echoed Hevi-shot’s sentiments for a place where ducks are plentiful but “the sand bars seem to move” and “mud flats appear out of no where [sic].”


I don’t hunt, but I’ll echo Hevi-shot for other reasons. In light of the ghost forests and disintegrating islands along the rest of Louisiana’s coast, the growth of clumps of plants and lines of trees on the Wax seems almost miraculous. On the bottom-most end of the delta, unseparated from the Gulf, hyacinth floats in the open water, literally paving the way for new islands where future generations will learn to hunt. “The Wax Delta and even the main [Atchafalaya River] delta are the only real significant areas where we’re experiencing gain on the coast,” Lejeune said.


The magnitude of the eighteen-hundred-plus square miles of land that have disappeared in Louisiana over the last century, not to mention the habitat and culture that have gone with them, is difficult to fathom, especially compared to the beauty and benefits of the eighteen miles that comprise the Wax. A definite quandary exists in the fact that a shrinking coast and this new paradise are both unintended consequences of the same well-meaning human engineering. But for some, like Dr. Robert Twilley, the Wax Lake Delta is a sign that the processes of nature can still be harnessed to grow the Louisiana coast.


By Christopher Staudinger for Country Roads Magazine, October 2015

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Middle Mississippi & Bluegrass Hills / Bootheel 195-0, 954-850 ST. LOUIS TO CARUTHERSVILLE
Chickasaw Bluffs 850 – 737 CARUTHERSVILLE TO MEMPHIS
Upper Delta 737 – 663 MEMPHIS TO HELENA
Middle Delta 663 – 537 HELENA TO GREENVILLE
Loess Bluffs 437 – 225 VICKSBURG TO BATON ROUGE
Atchafalaya River 159 – 0 SIMMESPORT TO MORGAN CITY
Atchafalaya Upper
Consider The Atchafalaya  
The Atchafalaya  
Alternate Route To The Gulf Of Mexico: The Atchafalaya River  
Big Geography Geography  
Atchafalaya Exit  
Intro: Atchafalaya River  
The Atchafalaya River: Best Route To The Gulf  
Best Water Levels To Paddle To The Gulf  
Traffic And Industry On The Atchafalaya  
Who Is The Rivergator Written For?  
Reading The Rivergator:  
Panel Of Experts:  
Wild Miles:  
Warning: Stay Away From Intake Canals!  
What Are The Wild Miles?  
Big Trees And Floodplain:  
Important Note To Paddlers:  
Your Route: Main Channel Vs. Back Channel  
The Atchafalaya Split  
Maps And Mileage  
USACE 2012 Atchafalaya River And Outlets To Gulf Of Mexico  
Louisiana Geological Survey Atchafalaya Basin Map  
Maps Of The Atchafalaya Delta  
River Speed and Trip Duration  
Dangers Of Paddling Through Morgan City  
Expert Paddlers Only!  
Wind Direction And Speed  
Atchafalaya Delta Tides  
Tidal Influence:  
Estimate Your Camp Height  
Tidal Coefficient  
Tides In Rivers  
Tidal Bore  
Water Speed In The Passes  
Which Pass?  
Wax Lake Outlet: Alternate Route To The Gulf  
Shell Island Pass  
Location Island Pass  
Amerada Pass  
Main Channel: Melanie Island  
The Joy Of Reaching The Gulf  
Camping On The Gulf At The End Of The River  
The Best Gulf Beaches  
Open Water Of The Gulf?  
Some Helpful Hints:  
Getting Back To Land  
Getting Back  
Upstream Paddling  
What Do You Do Now With Your Vessel?  
LiNKS = Leave No Kid On Shore  
Atchafalaya Basinkeeper  
Bayou Teche Experience  
Bayou Sara kayak Rental  
Pack & Paddle  
Services For Lower Mississippi River Paddlers  
Lower Mississippi And Ohio River Forecast  
Reading Google Maps  
Lower Mississippi River Mileage  
Towboat Protocol  
What To Pack:  
Atchafalaya Swamp Pack List:  
Primitive Camping In The Marshes & Swamps  
Biting Bugs  
Poison Ivy  
Can You Drink The Water?  
Where Do You Go? (To The Bathroom?)  
Water Quality  
The Atchafalaya Basinkeeper  
The Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper  
Environmental Reporting Phone Numbers:  
Maps And Mileage  
Louisiana Geological Survey Atchafalaya Basin Map  
Atchafalaya River Boat Ramps (Functional Jan 2016)  
River Gages  
Best Water Levels To Paddle To The Gulf  
What Do You Do Now With Your Vessel?  
LiNKS = Leave No Kid On Shore  
Left Bank And Right Bank  
Towboats And Buoys  
VHF Marine Radio  
Cajun Culture And The Atchafalaya Wilderness  
SOLA Coffee Companies  
How To Brew A Great-Tasting Pot Of River-Rat Coffee  
The Atchafalaya  
A Note On Mileage  
A Note On Pronunciation  
Where To Start Your Atchafalaya River Expedition  
Leaving The Mississippi River  
Mississippi River Maps And Mileage  
Three Inflow Openings At Old River  
Old River Control Structure: 3 Inflow Channels  
316.3 RBD Hydro Inflow Channel
313.7 RBD Knox Landing
311.7 RBD Auxiliary Intake — Old River Control Structure
316.3 RBD Hydro Intake — Old River Control Structure
Short History Of The Old River Control Structure  
314.6 RBD Main Intake — Old River Control Structure
313 LBD Buffalo River
Clark Creek Natural Area  
311.7 LBD Clark Creek
311.7 – 310 LBD Tunica Hills Below Clark Creek (Mississippi Loess Bluffs ##6)
311 – 309 RBD Point Breeze
310.2 LBD Wilkinson Creek
306 LBD Welcome To Louisiana!
306 – 294 LBD Angola State Penitentiary
306 LBD Angola Ferry
304.5 – 303 LBD Shreve’s Bar
306 – 302 Back Channel Of Shreve’s Bar
306 – 302 Main Channel Of Shreve’s Bar
303.8 Old River Lock And Dam: Entrance To The Atchafalaya River
Leaving The Mississippi Towards Lock & Dam  
The Atchafalaya River: Best Route To The Gulf  
How Does A Lock & Dam Work?  
Contact Lockmaster  
Safe Paddling Through A Lock & Dam  
Lock Signals  
Inside The Lock Chamber  
Order Of Locking Through  
Mileage Down Lower Old River Channel  
6.9 RBD Three Rivers Junction
Red River  
Three Rivers WMA And Red River NWR  
Atchafalaya – A Modern History  
Atchafalaya Lower
Atchafalaya River Basin Biotas  
A Lived-In Landscape  
Atchafalaya Mileage  
RBD = Right Bank Descending, LBD = Left Bank Descending  
Gas Pipelines  
Simmesport Gage (SG)  
Water Levels According To The Simmesport Gage  
Maps And Mileage  
USACE 2012 Atchafalaya River And Outlets To Gulf Of Mexico  
Louisiana Geological Survey Atchafalaya Basin Map  
0.1 LBD Three Rivers Landing
1.4 LBD Small Dune
1.9 RBD Coville Bayou
3.4 LBD Bayou Coteau
4.5 Simmesport KCS Railroad Bridge
4.6 LBD Simmesport Sand Dune
4.8 LBD Kuhlman Bayou
5.5 Simmesport River Park
Simmesport, Louisiana  
Canadaville, Louisana  
9 – 11 RBD Odenburg Island Dikes
12.5 LBD Marine Bayou
13 – 20 Atchafalaya Squiggles
13.2 RBD Porcupine Point
14.5 LBD Cypress Point
14.5 RBD  
14.7 RBD Small Dunes
15.5 Primitive Boat Ramp (Private)
16 RBD Eddy Dune
16.5 RBD Trash Site
17 – 18 RBD Hick’s Landing/Gordon Point
18 – 20 LBD Bayou Point
Borrow Pits And Blue Holes  
20.5 LBD Small Sandy Shelves
20 – 25 Bayou Current To Elba Landing
22 RBD Cell Tower
22.2 LBD Small Hump Of Sand
23.4 RBD Barberton Landing
25.1 RBD Elba Landing
26.1 RBD Small Bluff Of Sand
26.2 LBD Broad Sandy Shelf
26.3 RBD Old Channel Of Bayou Rouge
27.1 LBD Point Coupee/Bayou Latenache Pumping Station
27.1 Morganza Floodway – North End
28.1 Underwater Pipeline Crossings
28.2 Aerial Pipeline Crossing
29.6 Melville Union Pacific Railroad Bridge
29.7 RBD Melville Boat Ramp (Primitive)
29.8 LBD Melville Ferry Barge East Bank Landing
30 – 40 Melville To Krotz Springs
31 LBD Broad Bay
31.5 LBD Cross Bayou
31.7 LBD Open Field Cow Pasture
32.5 LBD Cross Bayou Point (Owl Hoot)
35.6 LBD Small Sandbar
36 – 37 RBD Sandy Landings
37.1 RBD Cell Tower
39.7 LBD Bayou Sherman Point
Atchafalaya Basin Pack List For Swampy/Marshy Camp Sites  
Switching To The KROTZ SPRINGS GAGE (KG)  
Water Levels According To The Krotz Springs Gage  
38.5 – 42.7 Krotz Springs Utility Crossings
39.3 Water Drainage Structure: Origins Of The Teche River
39.5 RBD Cell Tower
39.6 LBD High Sand Dune
40.3 RBD Gravel Landing
40.3 Wire Suspension Bridge For Pipeline
41 Krotz Springs US Hwy 190 And 71 (2 Bridges)
41.5 Krotz Springs Union Pacific Railroad Bridge
42.3 RBD Krotz Springs Boat Ramp
Krotz Springs History  
42.5 RBD Port Of Krotz Springs
Krotz Springs To The Split  
Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge  
44 Sherburne Bend
44.5 RBD Frank Diesl Point
44.9 LBD Small Sand Dune
46.1 RBD Bayou Big Graw Boat Ramp
49.3 RBD Bayou Courtableau
49.7 LBD Coswell Point
51 RBD Courtableau Point
54.2 LBD End Of The East Bank Levee
55 LBD Atchafalaya NWR Boat Ramp
55.1 Two Blue Holes
55.4 LBD Alabama Point
56.4 RBD Old Atchafalaya Point
56.4 The Atchafalaya Split
Whiskey Bay Pilot Channel  
59.8 I-10 The Atchafalaya Basin Bridge
60 RBD Sand Dune
60.5 Union Texas Petrochemical Aerial Crossing
61.7 LBD Bayou Des Glaises Boat Ramp (Primitive)
62.3 LBD Bayou Des Glaises
66.4 RBD Splice Lake
66.7 LBD Pat’s Throat
68 RBD Willow Point
68.5 LBD Blue Heron Point
70.9 LBD Upper Grand River
73.4 LBD Little Tensas Bayou
75.3 LBD Texaco Resources Dock
75.5 RBD Splice Island (Bottom End)
Primitive Camping In The Marshes & Swamps  
75.7 LBD Jake’s Bayou
75.8 Three Major Pipelines
76.4 LBD Lake Mongoulois Point
77.2 RBD Bayou Chene
79.9 Tarleton Bayou
81.2 LBD Bayou Sorrel
81.2 LBD Bayou Sorrell: Alternate Route Down The Atchafalaya
3 Days On Dean’s Route  
East Grand Lake  
82.4 LBD Bee Bayou
82 – 99 Chicot Pass
83 Pipeline Tailings
83.2 Philip’s Canal
85.7 RBD Danbury Management Corp Dock
86.2 RBD Canal Entrance
86.8 RBD Canal Entrance
88.1 RBD Canal Entrance
89.7 RBD Pipeline Canal
91.2 Texas Gas Transmission Co. 12″ Gas Pipeline
Attakapas Island Wildlife Management Area  
95.4 LBD Blue Hole
96.1 Texas Gas Transmission Co. 12″ Gas Pipeline
96.7 Old Pipeline Canal
97.3 Louisiana Intrastate Gas Corp 4″ Gas Pipeline
98.2 RBD Myette Point
Water Levels According To The Morgan City Gage  
Tidal Influence  
Estimate Your Camp Height  
100.2 LBD Blue Hole Landing
102 RBD Sixmile Lake: Access To Wax Lake Outlet
Wax Lake Outlet: Alternate Route To The Gulf  
Paradise Regained: The Wax Lake Delta  
103.8 LBD Narrow Bayou Leading To East Grand Lake
105 LBD Blue Point Chute: Shortcut To Cypress Wonderland
107.9 Exxon Gas Transmission Company 20″ Gas Pipeline
108.3 RBD Shortcut To Sixmile Lake
109 RBD Cypress Pass Back Channel
109.5 Duck Lake Channel
Duck Lake  
Many Rivers To Follow  
111.7 RBD Lower Atchafalaya River
111.7 RBD Riverside Pass
112.5 RBD Three Island Pass
113 RBD Little Island Pass
Main Channel Atchafalaya River  
115.1 American Pass
115.8 LBD Pipeline Canal To Dog Island Pass And Flat Lake
Flat Lake  
115.8 – 119.8 LBD Drew’s Island
117 RBD Stouts Point
119 Drew’s Pass
Dangers Of Paddling Through Morgan City  
Small Tows In Harbors  
Towboats Vs. Tugboats  
Stay Off The River In Fog  
Fleeted Barges  
Buoys And Other Hazardous Stationary Objects  
119 LBD Swiftships Boat Yard
119.5 RBD Bayou Teche (Berwick) Lock & Dam
119.5 RBD Bayou Teche Water Trail
121 Morgan City US Hwy 90 Bridge
121.2 LBD Morgan City Downtown Landing
Morgan City  
121.3 Morgan City Texas And New Orleans Railroad Bridge
121.4 RBD Berwick Public Boat Ramp
121.4 LBD Mr. Charlie: The International Petroleum Museum
Intro: Morgan City To The Gulf Of Mexico  
Maps Of The Atchafalaya Delta  
Best Water Levels To Paddle To The Gulf  
Morgan City Gage (MCG)  
Water Levels According To The Morgan City Gage  
Flood Stage Warning:  
Weather And Tides  
Check The Winds And Weather  
Tidal Influence:  
Estimate Your Camp Height  
121.5 LBD Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (East)
121.7 – 130.3 Bateman Island
Pipelines And Electrical Lines  
124.2 RBD Berwick Intracoastal Waterway Boat Launch
124.2 RBD Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (West)
124.5 RBD Gulf Intracoastal Waterway Point (South Side)
Atchafalaya Delta Navigation Channel Buoys  
126-127 LBD Outside Bend Highground
127.4 Bateman Island Point And Bend
127.5 – 128 RBD Cypress Forests
128 – 131 LBD Sweetbay Lake
131 LBD Access To Bayou Shaffer Via Sweetbay Lake
131 RBD Glass Island
Night-Time Sky In The Atchafalaya Delta  
131.8 – 132 LBD Stands Of Young Cypress Trees
134 RBD Sandy Willow Spit
134 LBD Avoca Island Cutoff
135-136 LBD New Dike Wall
135-138 LBD New Navigation Channel Around He Avoca Island Bend
136 – 137 Sandy Marsh Island
137.8 RBD Shell Island Pass
Gulf Route: Crossing Over To The Wax Lake Delta  
Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area  
138.5 LBD Low Lying Muddy/Sandy Beach With Willows
139.1 LBD Small Shell Beach
140 LBD Deer Island
140.5 RBD Breaux’s Pass
140.2 LBD Location Island Pass
142.2 LBD East Pass
144.2 RBD Amerada Pass
144.2 RBD Willow Island
144.3 LBD God’s Island
144.3 LBD God’s Island
144.8 RBD Log Island Pass
145.4 RBD Yvette Island
146 RBD Melanie Island
148.5 RBD Donna Island
150.5 RBD Eugene Island
151.5 LBD Bird Island East
Pount Au Fer/Raqet Pass  
Getting Back To Land  
Atchafalaya Delta WMA Campground  
Wax Lake Delta Passes  
Getting Back  
Upstream Paddling  
What Do You Do Now With Your Vessel?  
LiNKS = Leave No Kid On Shore  
Louisiana Delta 229 – 10 BATON ROUGE TO VENICE
Birdsfoot Delta 10 – 0 VENICE TO GULF OF MEXICO