Travel Updates:

Louisiana is currently in modified Phase III of the White House reopening strategy. The statewide mask mandate is no longer in effect. Businesses including restaurants and bars, as well as places of worship, have no capacity limits. Many St. Tammany businesses and events have modified their services to welcome patrons safely during this time. Call before you go!

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Paddle Miles of Waterways
Laura Grier

Canoe, Kayak, or Paddleboard on the Northshore

The Northshore is laced with bayous, river, and streams that make it easy to glide through the scenery the old fashioned way, in kayaks and canoes, as well as standing atop paddleboards. You can rent kayaks from several outfitters, including Brooks' Bike Shop, Massey's Outfitters, and kayaks and canoes at Bayou Adventure in Lacombe and Canoe and Trail Adventures in Covington. Contact Honey Island Kayak Tours in Pearl River to find out about guided excursions through the Honey Island Swamp. Launch locations are open to the public for your own vessel or rented equipment.

Canoeing and Kayak Launch Sites

Looking for a public park you don't see here? St. Tammany Parish Government maintains an inventory of the public areas it maintains including recreation districts and parish-operated facilities. Click here for a list of these areas.

Bayou Bonfouca - Slidell
Cane Bayou - Mandeville/Lacombe
Tchefuncte River
Abita River, Bogue Falaya and Tchefuncte River
Bayou Lacombe
Lake Pontchartrain
  • Mandeville Harbor, Jackson Avenue at Lakeshore Drive
    Mandeville
Pearl River
  • Highway 90
    Pearl River
  • Crawford Landing
    Pearl River
  • Davis Landing
    Pearl River