Atchafalaya Basin


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.


From Opelousas 5 miles east on US 190.


(337) 585-0853



112 Speck Lane Port Barre, LA 70577


Boating Historic & Cultural Site Hiking Off Highway Vehicle Water Sports Wildlife Viewing Environmental Education


USACE - US Army Corps of Engineers

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