So finally found a decent packrafting trip in the elevation deprived state of Louisiana. A day hike up the Caroline Dorman trail in the Kisatchie national forest will reward you with a nice float down the rain swelled Kisatchie Bayou. Though in summer this is a typical bayou (with water moving so slowly you can barely tell it’s a river) the rain soaked winter months combined with the seemingly out of place sandstone canyon here make it a pretty nice packrafting destination. Though there are gators here in the summer the cold temps and fast moving water will keep them away when the river is actually at a level worth floating. While its no sixmile or ship creek, it is a fun packrafting day trip in a place with few other options.
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