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Atchafalaya Basin, LA

US Army Corps of Engineers

Overview

The project encompasses 595,000 acres of the largest contiguous tract of bottomland hardwoods in the United States. The Atchafalaya Basin is a scenic semi-wilderness area of hardwood forests, cypress stands, marshes and bayous. It is one of the last great river swamps left in the nation. The Atchafalaya River and hundreds of miles of bayous bring life to this wilderness area.

Recreational Activities:

  • BOATING
  • ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
  • HIKING
  • HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE
  • OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE
  • WATER SPORTS
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING

Address:

112 Speck Lane
Port Barre,LA,70577
Phone: (337) 585-0853

Directions:

From Opelousas 5 miles east on US 190.

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