Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana Recreation Area Info & Images

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Directions

From Opelousas 5 miles east on US 190.

Phone

(337) 585-0853

Activities

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

Campground Reservations

Louisiana Campgrounds

Hiking Trails

Louisiana Hiking Trails

Related Link(s)

More Louisiana Recreation Areas | Atchafalaya Basin Website

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.