Trek 1 - Itinerary

Arrival Day
Arrive in Lafayette, LA at 2:00pm
Arrival Night 1 – Spent in Lafayette, LA at the Wingate by Wyndham hotel. Located at 702 E. Kaliste Saloom.
Program - Trek preparation/Gear shakedown

Trek Day 1
Depart from trailhead at Bayou Courtableau; Paddle 19.3 miles through the Indian Bayou Area
Night 2 – Floating Campsites at “Dark Forest” in the Henderson Swamp
Program - Connection to the Wetlands

Trek Day 2
Paddle 10.3 miles through Bayou Berard to Rougarou Island in Catahoula, LA; Airboat ride through Henderson Swamp; 900' long Henderson Portage
Night 3 – Hammocks on Rougarou Island
Program - Short-term Swamp Survival

Trek Day 3
Paddle 14.4 miles through cypress swamps and Lake Dauterive
Night 4 – Cabins on 24 acre Island Outpost
Program - Laissez les bon temps rouler!

Trek Day 4
Rest from paddling
Night 5 – Cabins on 24 acre Island Outpost
Program - Living off the Swamp

Trek Day 5
Paddle 17.6 miles through Lake Fausse Pointe and Grand Lake; 800' long Swamp Stomp Portage; Exit Atchafalaya at trail end, Myette Point
Night spent in Lafayette, LA at Wingate hotel
Program - Patch ceremony & final meal

Departure Day
Leave Lafayette for home. Check-out is by 10:00 am.

* Unlike other BSA High-Adventure camps, Swamp Base is not self-paced. In order to complete the Trek, crews must paddle the scheduled daily distances. Distances and Trek are subject to changes.

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