Atchafalaya Swamp, USA
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USA Atchafalaya Swamp

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The Atchafalaya Basin, or Atchafalaya Swamp, is the largest wetland and swamp in the United States. Located in south central Louisiana, it is a combination of wetlands and river delta area where the Atchafalaya River and the Gulf of Mexico converge. The river stretches from near Simmesport in the north through parts of eight parishes to the Morgan City southern area.

The Atchafalaya is different among Louisiana basins because it has a growing delta system (see illustration) with wetlands that are almost stable. The basin contains about 70% forest habitat and about 30% marsh and open water. It contains the largest contiguous block of forested wetlands remaining (about 35%) in the lower Mississippi River valley and the largest block of floodplain forest in the United States. Best known for its iconic cypress-tupelo swamps, at 260,000 acres (110,000 ha), this block of forest represents the largest remaining contiguous tract of coastal cypress in the United States.

Photography Tips

We booked a tour at Last Wilderness Tour. Small scale company which gives you plenty of time to take pictures during the trip and enjoy the environment.

Travel Information

We met the captain of the boat at Dale's Trading Post where you can park your car.
Spot Type Outdoor
Crowd Factor Nearly no other people
Best Timing Summer
Sunrise & Sunset 06:13 - 20:09 | current local time: 03:13
Photo Themes swamp

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