The Atchafalaya National Heritage Area, America’s Foreign Country

Our country’s landscape is rich and mysterious.  It is filled with twisting bayous, rivers and America’s largest river swamp.  We have fields of sugar cane and cotton, ancient live oaks and towering cypress.  Alligators, raccoons, and even bears roam our lands while 270 species of birds take to our skies.  From our waters come catfish, shrimp, oysters and the crawfish that make us so well known. Read More

Down on the Bayou

Down on the Bayou

Explore 14 parishes in the heart of Louisiana

Last updated: April 25, 2017

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Mailing Address:

Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism
P. O. Box 44243

Baton Rouge, , LA 70804-4243


(337) 228-1094

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