At 1.4 million acres in size, the Atchafalaya Swamp is an unmatched wonder of America, filled with majestic cypress swamps and an incredible diversity of birds, fish, and reptiles that inhabit its skies and waterways.
From its majestic cypress and tupelo covered swamps to the egrets and alligators that fill its skies and endless waterways, the Atchafalaya Swamp has come to symbolize life in Louisiana. Pronounced “uh-CHA-fuh-LIE-uh,” the Atchafalaya gets its name from the Choctaw phrase for “Long River.” An unmatched American wilderness, the Atchafalaya Swamp encompasses 1.4 million acres—an area bigger than the state of Rhode Island—between Lafayette and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Brave one of two high adventure canoe treks and test your grit in the country’s most picturesque, yet unforgiving wetland environment.
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