LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Navigating the Vermilion River just became much easier, thanks to a Web application made through a partnership among the Bayou Vermilion District, Lafayette Consolidated Government and technology firm CGI Federal.

From the North Landing underneath Interstate 10 to where the river empties into the Gulf of Mexico, the new app points out rest stops, bars, bridges, camping areas and landmarks for canoers and kayakers paddling down the river.

Bayou Vermilion District Recreation and Education Coordinator Greg Guidroz, who collected the information for the paddle trail map and helped determine the coordinates for the app, tells The Advocate there are 73 areas on the map highlighting points of interest along the 33-mile stretch of river.


Information from: The Advocate,


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