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6 Day Trips for Horseback Riders 6 Day Trips for Horseback Riders
Find a horseback riding tour, experienced horse...
Fishing and Hunting, Louisiana Style Fishing and Hunting, Louisiana Style
Heed the call of the wild and head to these hunting and...
Cajun vs. Creole Food - What is the... Cajun vs. Creole Food - What is the...
Louisiana's food is steeped with historical influences...
Lake Fausse Pointe State Park Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
See what Cajun Country’s all about at this Atchafalaya...
Fishing Freshwater Louisiana – Lakes,... Fishing Freshwater Louisiana – Lakes,...
Come and cast your line in Louisiana’s system of...
Birding Atchafalaya Basin Birding Atchafalaya Basin
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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...
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...
Take the Scenic Route: Louisiana’s Byways Take the Scenic Route: Louisiana’s Byways
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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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