Sunday, January 16, 2011


The master of Louisiana swamps is the Atchafalaya River Basin, the largest freshwater swamp in the world. The 3,000 square mile Atchafalaya Basin includes swamps, bayous, lakes and rivers.

The Atchafalaya Basin is sparsely inhabited, but Cajun swamp guide (Courets Swamp Tours) know it very well.

Having an alligator population of over 1.5 million, one of the largest in the United States

Many Cajuns make their living from this natural swamp.

A village that offers Cajun swamp tours of the Atchafalaya Basin and a state operated Welcome Center, located on Interstate 10, Exit 121, Butte La Rose, Louisiana.