Sat, Jun 04|
BCOS MEMBERS - Bodcau Paddle & Weinie Roast!
BCOS members (and their guests) are invited to join us for a paddle on Bayou Bodcau and then hang out for a post-paddle hot dog roast!
Time & Location
Jun 04, 2022, 10:00 AM CDT
Haughton, 843-897 Bodcau Dam Rd, Haughton, LA 71037, USA
About the event
Since upper Bodcau (Wenk's) turned out to be a mess, we'll paddle our trusty lower Bodcau route from Tom Merrill Recreation Area to the Twin Bridges on Hwy 157 instead! The water levels are just below optimum, but we have a decent chance of rain this week so that may give us enough current to make this a perfect paddle.
Who: BCOS Members and Guests Only
When: Saturday, June 4 - 10:00 am
Where: Bayou Bodcau Tom Merrill boat launch - https://goo.gl/maps/v2jMHgWypxu8uZtc9
Cost: Sign in at check-in station at entrance to campground or check in on the LDWF WMA app. There is a new WMA permit requirement that goes into effect June 1. Please see note below. I would not expect high enforcement this early in the game, but be aware that this permit will be required for WMA access in the future.
Parking: Park/meet at the BOAT LAUNCH at 10:00am. We will shuttle vehicles to the take out on Hwy 157 at 10:15 sharp. Paddles in the water at 10:45.
Duration: Anticipate paddling for 2.5 hours followed by weinie roast back at campground - campsite #4. Park at the pavilion after the paddle.
Difficulty: This is a relatively easy paddle. Some skooching across cypress knees should be expected. Depending on water level, we may or may not have decent current.
What to bring: Be sure to bring water, mud shoes, and wear bug spray and sunblock. Something for the grill or a side if you're staying for food afterward.
Pets: Pets allowed, but not recommended due to low limbs, pop up cypress knees and loss of maneuverability.
Other: Bring a small garbage bag if you're willing to help pick up/carry out any trash we run across on the paddle.
Contact person: Tammy Jernigan, firstname.lastname@example.org, 318-464-1752
From the LDWF website - WMA Access Permit: As of June 1, you will need a permit to visit an LDWF Wildlife Management Area (WMA) for any reason – boating, hiking, bird watching, berry picking, fishing or hunting. The fee for a WMA access permit, which grants access to the 1.5-million acres of land managed by LDWF, is $20/annual (resident/nonresident) or a $5/day (resident/nonresident). All funds generated from the permit fees will be dedicated to managing the WMAs. Youths 17 and under are not required to have a WMA access permit. The Sportsman Paradise license and Lifetime licenses include the WMA access permit. https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/page/wmarefugeconservation-area-licenses-and-permits
Note that as of May 31, 2002, LDWF does not have this license/permit listed on their online permit purchase portal.
Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks.