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nhassl1
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Best Place for an overnight Canoe/Camping Trip?


I'm looking for a good spot to do an overnight canoe trip within 4 hours of Baton Rouge. Any of you have any good places that you would recommend?






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KingofZydeco
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re: Best Place for an overnight Canoe/Camping Trip?


went to black creek w/ some friends a few years ago... it was pretty damn fun... bunch of sandbars to camp on... bring all the beer you want... we did fri am to sunday afternoon. Good times! LINK





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TheIndulger
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Black creek is good, bogue chitto is good. Okatoma out of hattiesburg is cool too and actually has a few whitewater rapids. All have beaches that you can camp out on. I recommend, for a two night trip, canoeing to a beach, staying there for two nights, and finishing the trip the last day.





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ADLSUNSU
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Bayou teche may have camping spots by now





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nhassl1
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I'll have to look into the Okatoma. thanks for the info. you have a link or any companies associated or general location of the area?





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Wooly
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im planning a trip to black creek at the end of next month





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PvilleP
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re: Best Place for an overnight Canoe/Camping Trip?


Lake Fausse Point State Park has canoe access only campsites





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Nodust
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Second black creek. Haven't done the Okatoma but its planned for this year.

If I can remember the company that we used for the canoes ill let you know.

LINK
This is who we used. Decent canoes. They will drop off and pick you up.



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Nodust
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Lake Fausse Point State Park has canoe access only campsites

That could be fun. May look into that.






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Bill Parker?
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Black Creek Canoe Rental. This will be more laid back and you can do longer trips downriver through the Desoto National Forest.
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Okatoma Outdoor post. Will be slightly more crowded, with a couple of party spots (esp. at the rapids) where locals hang out.
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I've done both numerous times, and do at least one float trip each summer with the kids.

Bogue Chitto is one that you can intertube, and rent a second tube for your cooler.

Floated the Wolf a few summers ago with my boy - very slow float. Float one with some current and your back will thank you the next day.






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tigers win2
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Okatoma is the answer. Seminary canoe rental. They bring you upstream and you float back to their place.

With Okatoma outpost you float back to a parking lot and then have to load onto a bus to be brought back to your car. The wait at the end to be bused back can be long unless you happen to finish with a big group.

Seminary canoe float gives you all of the waterfalls.

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TheIndulger
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I've been a couple times but I don't remember who the outfitter was for te okatoma. There's more than one, and you pay them to rent canoes and drop you off/pick you up. It will be a little more crowded than the other rivers, because it is a more exciting river (only one or 2 rapids sections, but still). It depends on if you are looking for something like that or something a little more secluded.





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TheIndulger
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Yeah, I think I used okatoma outpost.





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redneck
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quote:

went to black creek w/ some friends a few years ago... it was pretty damn fun... bunch of sandbars to camp on... bring all the beer you want... we did fri am to sunday afternoon. Good times! LINK



What he said, it's badass and we hardly ever saw other people, I think in 3 years we saw maybe 4 other groups. It's secluded as frick, no cell phone service jack






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TigerEye2
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So you can just bring your own camping gear and simply pull over on a sandbar for the night and camp out with a tent?





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Nodust
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Yep. Just make sure you camp high enough on the sand bar. I talked to a guy that said the river can come up a few feet over night. He woke up to water in his tent.





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mack the knife
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sweet water canoe rentals is a good operation on magee's creek outside of mcomb, ms





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Ole Geauxt
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Young Ram would have said to go up to Union Parish with a light canoe and do a "woodsy" Bayou DeLoutre trip...

Ole Geauxt says to drive to Natchez, check into one of those hotels looking over the Missahippy, leave all your stuff in truck and trailer, spend a relaxing night in the air condition, come home feeling rejuvenated...






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PresidentialPerch
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Did you find that car on the side of Hwy 61 ?





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TigerEye2
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Does Black Creek have designated Camping spots along the river? or can you simply pull over and camp any place you like?





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