Macon Bayou

Bayou5Bayou Macon Paddling Trail is a short paddle great for beginners. It starts at Poverty Point Reservoir State Park ramp and meanders to Delhi, which is 6.5 miles away by water.

Trail Length

The total length of the trail from the historic park to the reservoir park is 18.4 miles. Beginners can count on making 1-2 miles per hour. Advanced paddlers can do 2-3 miles per hour.

What You Will See

Possible wildlife sightings include wild turkey, white-tailed deer and lots of birds, especially egrets, pileated woodpeckers, blue jays and kingfishers. Be on the lookout for waders such as pelicans, herons, egrets, storks, roseate spoonbills, and anhinga.

Historical Water Levels:

Looking at data for the Bayou Macon from the past 10 years, the river typically runs around 36 feet on Como gauge-with spikes due to rainfall and runoff, sometimes spiking up to 60 feet or higher.

More Information

For more information click on the link below to check out our brochure.
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