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A Kayak for Fathers Day


Why not knock Fathers Day out of the park and get dad a gift that will blow him away?   A kayak represents freedom and relaxation for any man that enjoys the outdoors – making it the perfect gift. Pack & Paddle is uniquely positioned to make your kayak gifting a great experience for Dad.  If […] Continue Reading

Unique Original Fish Prints by John and Becky


  Our owners John and Becky Williams have been embracing the art form of Gyotaku to produce unique prints of local gamefish.  These art pieces are created by first painting the original fish.  Then a special rice paper is draped over the fish and rubbed.  Each print is unique and original.  They make a wonderful […] Continue Reading

Yeti Stainless


Don’t you hate it when your favorite beverage loses its frosty (or piping hot) goodness before you have a chance to fully enjoy it? We sure do, and that’s why we over-engineered our Rambler Tumblers with kitchen-grade 18/8 stainless steel and double-wall vacuum insulation. The result is a tough, hard-wearing personal drink cooler that maintains […] Continue Reading

Dog Gear


Pack & Paddle is the place to shop for outdoorsy dogs.  We have a great supply of gear intended for making your dog safer and more comfortable on the trail or on the water.  Check out things like: Collars that dry quickly Leashes for a variety of active pursuits Collapsible bowls for outdoor use Toys for […] Continue Reading

Hobie Mirage Eclipse


        The new Hobie Eclipse will soon be landing at Pack & Paddle.  During this launch, we will be receiving a limited supply of only 4 boards.  Call or come by to reserve yours today!  Here’s some info on this great new concept from the Hobie website: Wind, waves, and wake? No […] Continue Reading

Kayak and Paddleboard Rentals


Pack & Paddle rents canoes, kayaks, paddleboards and Hobie pedal kayaks.  Here’s a listing of our current rental boats: Day Weekend Canoe $40 $80 Tarpon 135 Tandem $48 $95 Pamlico 145 Tandem $48 $95 Ultimate 145 Tandem $48 $95 Cruise 12 Solo $40 $80 Hobie Outback $90 $180 Hobie Pro Angler 12 $90 $180 Hobie […] Continue Reading

Local Outdoor Art at Pack and Paddle


We are proud to announce the addition of outdoor themed art from local artists at Pack & Paddle.  We are currently showing art from Kathy Dumesnil – the well known Lafayette artist specializing in local landscapes as well as fish and other art.  We love her use of color and her ability to convey themes […] Continue Reading

New Rec and Fitness Paddling Area


We have expanded our recreational and fitness kayaks into a beautiful new space.  Choose models from Epic, Wenonah, Wilderness Systems, Native, Jackson and Hurricane.  Our staff can help you understand the differences in all our models and set you up to demo the ones you like.

Gear Up for Festival


Festival essentials:  Sun hats and comfortable, light folding chairs!  Come by to test drive the lightest, most compact, most comfortable chairs for festival.  Your feet will thank you for it!  While you’re here, check out our unique supply of hats that will stop sun, rain and the occasional beer spray from Kavu, Patagonia, Sunday Afternoons, and […] Continue Reading

Travel Outfitters for Local and Far Flung Trips


Travel is at the core of everything that Pack & Paddle is.  We have the gear, clothing, footwear and accessories to fully outfit you in a way that will make your travel better.  Better how?  Lighter weight, simpler, quicker drying, more comfortable and longer lasting.  That’s how!  Let our staff show you some of the […] Continue Reading

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