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Sat, Jan 21


Bodcau Dam/Campground

Bodcau/Durden Hills Trail Hike

Join us on a hike of the Red/Yellow Durden Hills trails on the upstream side of Bayou Bodcau Dam (about 5 mile hike)!

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Bodcau/Durden Hills Trail Hike
Bodcau/Durden Hills Trail Hike

Time & Location

Jan 21, 2023, 10:00 AM

Bodcau Dam/Campground, 1700 Bodcau Dam Rd, Haughton, LA 71037, USA


About the event

When:  Saturday January 21, 2023 - 10:00 AM

Where:  Bodcau Dam (Durden Hills Nature Trails) - Bayou Bodcau Dam

Google map for driving directions to the trailhead:

Cost:  no cost but need to "check in" either using the LDWF app or at the check-in station on site

Parking/amenities:  Meeting in the parking lot at the iron ranger station (check-in station) at the TOP of the Bodcau Dam;  No cost but need to check-in either using the paper forms at the iron ranger station or on your phone using the LDWF app.  All of the Durden Hills trails can be accessed from this parking lot. There are restrooms DOWN the hill from this parking area in the Tom Merrill campgrounds (both on the upstream side of the dam and the downstream side of the dam) that are typically very clean/nice (arrive EARLY so that you have time to hit those restrooms before the hike).

Duration:  Hiking the upstream RED + YELLOW Loops (about 5 miles)

Difficulty:   Easy to Moderate (these upstream trails have a few more hills to climb than the trails on the downstream side)

Trail/Route Link for All Trails (if you use the All Trails app you can save the hiking trail route in your app using this link):

Trail/Route Link for Gaia GPS App (if you use the Gaia GPS app you can save the hiking trail route in your app using this link):

What to bring:  The “usual”… water, snack, bug spray, hiking stick if needed.

Pets:  These trails are dog-friendly (must be leashed;  be prepared to pick up after your pet)

Other:  Bring a small garbage bag if you're willing to help pick up/carry out any trash we run across from the trails.

Contact person: John and Diane Drain -

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