Daily Kayak Tours and Canoe & Kayak Rental Launch Meeting Location
Reservations are required
Restrooms (or lack of): There are no facilities at the launch site or along our paddling route, this is a wilderness paddle. The last opportunity for modern plumbing is in Mandeville at grocery stores, coffee shops or fast food places off of Hwy 190.
Google has assigned the launch an unofficial address so you can use this link for directions through Google Maps but Apple Maps and car GPS will not accept the address listed on Google. Directions through Google - https://goo.gl/maps/uH56YjcMLzC2
If you are visiting the area please DO NOT rely on taxis or Uber, as the cost will be very high and the return ride is hard to catch.
We will meet you at the public launch site for Cane Bayou on Hwy. 190 East. There is no address to use for GPS or Apple Maps but if you use the address for Fontainebleau State Park at 62883 Louisiana 1089, Mandeville, LA 70443 the launch is 1 mile east from the main entrance of the State Park (DO NOT enter the park, continue east on 190) on the lake side of the highway. There is no sign on the highway but the fire station across the street is the past landmark to use to find the launch. Google Maps (and only Google Maps) can be used for directions to the launch. Click here or search the term “Cane Bayou Launch” for proper directions.
Detailed Driving Directions:
From New Orleans, take I-10 to the Causeway, go north. Once off the Causeway bridge curve to the right on a four lane highway until it joins US 190 (aka Florida Blvd). Take US 190 (aka Florida) through Mandeville and past the entrance (DO NOT enter the park) of Fontainebleau State Park. After passing the entrance to the park continue one mile east on US 190. At that distance, there will be a Mandeville Fire Station on the north side of the highway. The turn for the parking lot for the Cane Bayou Boat Launch will be on the right (south side) across from the fire station. There is no sign for the boat launch but you can see the parking lot from the highway. Cane Bayou is the border of Lacombe and Mandeville, Louisiana
Again be aware this address was assigned by Google and will not work on Apple Maps or car GPS.
Please use the directions above or direct Google link to ensure you end up in the correct location.