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See Alligators on Louisiana Swamp Tours See Alligators on Louisiana Swamp Tours
Louisiana's alligator population tops that of all other states combined, so opportunities abound to marvel at these fierce, inquisitive creatures.
Lake Fausse Pointe State Park Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
See what Cajun Country’s all about at this Atchafalaya Basin destination.
What to Pack on a Louisiana Fishing Trip What to Pack on a Louisiana Fishing Trip
Here's what to bring for a fun and safe day on the water.
6 Day Trips for Horseback Riders 6 Day Trips for Horseback Riders
Find a horseback riding tour, experienced horse outfitters and saddle up to ride the trails at some of these scenic Louisiana destinations.
Fishing Freshwater Louisiana – Lakes, Bayous, Streams Fishing Freshwater Louisiana – Lakes, Bayous, Streams
Come and cast your line in Louisiana’s system of waterways. The state's lakes, rivers, bayous and streams are ideal for freshwater fishing.
Take the Scenic Route: Louisiana’s Byways Take the Scenic Route: Louisiana’s Byways
History, wildlife and great views of nature await those who explore Louisiana's scenic byways.
Birding Atchafalaya Basin Birding Atchafalaya Basin
Find almost perfect ingredients for a successful spring birding trip in south Louisiana just off Interstate 10.
Fishing and Hunting, Louisiana Style Fishing and Hunting, Louisiana Style
Heed the call of the wild and head to these hunting and fishing spots in Sportsman’s Paradise.
What to Pack for a Swamp Tour What to Pack for a Swamp Tour
Use this packing guide to be ready for your swamp tour in Louisiana!
Cajun vs. Creole Food - What is the Difference? Cajun vs. Creole Food - What is the Difference?
Louisiana's food is steeped with historical influences including Cajun and Creole cuisines. Learn what differentiates Cajun and Creole food.
Ten Things to Do in St. Martin Parish Ten Things to Do in St. Martin Parish
Welcome to St. Martin Parish, where Cajun culture runs deep, the music is hopping and dancing with brunch is the norm, and Louisiana's outdoor scene begs you to come and play.
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The Atchafalaya Basin stretches from the Baton Rouge area 140 miles south to the coast of Louisiana. It is the nation's largest river swamp, containing almost one million acres of vibrant bottomland hardwoods, swamps, bayous, and backwater lakes. In this ecologically significant area, estimates show that close to 22 million pounds of crawfish is commercially harvested annually from the basin. “Atchafalaya” (Think of a sneeze: uh-CHA-fuh-lie-uh) is an American-Indian word meaning long river. Established in 2006, the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area stretches across 14 parishes in south-central Louisiana. It is among the most culturally rich and ecologically varied regions in the United States, home to the widely recognized Cajun culture as well as a diverse population of European, African, Caribbean and Native-American descent. With a story around every bend in the river and music from every corner, the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area is an ever-changing landscape. Learn more about the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area.

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