Kendalwood Conservation Area

85.12 Acres

Trails at Kendalwood Conservation Area are closed until further notice due to safety concerns related to trees along the trail. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience as our team works to assess and address the issue. 


  • Conservation Area
  • Nature Trails

Kendalwood Conservation Area is a Conservation Area which protects and highlights historical native habitats within East Baton Rouge Parish. It is one of few parks that has Bayou Manchac frontage and hikers are rewarded on the Imashaka Trail with overlooks and benches at the bayou. Currently there are roughly 2 miles of primitive hiking trails which include directional trail signage and bridges over wet areas and stream crossings along with a small parking area with a picnic table.  Hikers can choose to take the shorter Arrowwood Loop or complete the full loop around the park which includes utilizing both the Arrowwood and Imashaka trails.  Please note that primitive hiking trails are natural surface trails and can be wet and muddy seasonally so please use proper footwear.  This park typically does not go completely under water during times of flooding but trails can become impassable due to extreme wet conditions which make it unsafe to hike.  Check Bayou Manchac river gauges before visiting. The main uses for this park included hiking, bird watching, wildlife viewing and trail running/jogging. Hunting, motorized vehicle, mountain bikes and other high impact activities are not allowed at this park.

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Rules & Regulations

  • Hunting & shooting prohibited. This is a conservation area with hikers on trails. To report hunting or fishing violations, contact LDWF (800) 442-2511. City Parish Ordinance Title 13, Sec. 13:1010, 13:1011
  • Dogs welcome on a leash. Dogs must stay on a leash at all times and their waste disposed of properly. Please pick-up after your pet. City Parish Ordinance Title 14, Chapter 2 Sec. 14-204
  • Leave No Trace. Dispose of waste properly; what you pack in, you should pack out. Trash pollutes the land and water, which is harmful to wildlife.
  • Do not enter private property. BREC’s property boundaries are typically unmarked.  Please stay on trail and respect our neighbors.
  • Park open from sunrise to sunset. Overnight camping and campfires are not allowed.City Parish Ordinance Title 12, Chapter 3, Sec. 12:207-272
  • Collecting prohibited. Picking and collecting plant and animal products is not allowed and disturbs the environment.
  • Respect wildlife. Refrain from feeding, harassing, killing, or displacing animals. Wild animals, including venomous snakes, are present.
  • Fishing license required. Follow Louisiana Fishing Regulations as set by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
  • Event permit required. A permit from BREC is required for large events (20+ people) and loud music or amplified sound is not allowed in BREC Conservation Areas.

Please respect the park by abstaining from the following:

  • Driving motorized vehicles within the park
  • Possession or use of drugs or alcohol
  • Vandalism
  • Profane language
  • Digging, excavating or use of metal detectors

CAUTION This park is a conservation area set aside to protect habitat and the wildlife and plants within. This area may contain wildlife such as snakes, ticks, coyotes and alligators and the potential to come in contact with plants such as poison ivy. Please use caution and wear appropriate attire for hiking.

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Scientific Research

All scientific research occurring on BREC property requires a Research Permit, issued by the Conservation Department. For more information: BREC.ORG/CONSERVATION

Related Info

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