Lafayette Passage Paddling Trail
The Lafayette Passage Paddling Trail meanders through Lake Lafayette in the western portion of the L Kirk Edwards Wildlife & Environmental Area and continues to Lake Piney Z in the adjoining Lafayette Heritage Trail Park, operated by the City of Tallahassee. One boat launch is located in the WEA and one within the city park. The two lakes are separated by an earthen berm which requires a portage for paddlers choosing to explore both lakes.
Wear brightly colored clothing if you paddle during seasonal hunts, which occur on limited days in the fall and winter. Avoid canoeing during the first couple of hours of daylight to minimize disturbance to hunters. Please stay on paddling trails. Paddling is best in fall and winter. Low water levels or an abundance of aquatic plants in summer months can make paddling difficult. Water gauges are located at each landing and at the portage. Levels of 1.0 or higher are best for paddling. Check on current conditions at the City of Tallahassee TalGov.com web site: http://talgov.com/parks/parks/lafayette.cfm.