The Atchafalaya Swamp Was Named The Most Beautiful Place In Louisiana And We Have To Agree
By Jackie Ann|Updated on May 23, 2023(Originally published May 18, 2023)
Louisiana native and LSU Alum (Geaux Tigers!), Jackie has lived in Louisiana for over three decades and currently lives in New Orleans. She's been writing for OnlyInYourState since 2016 and can often be found with a coffee at her side, dreaming of her next adventure.
One of the most beautiful natural wonders in the country is right in our own backyard, and it’s just a paradise for nature lovers. Stretching for over 140 miles from Simmesport to the Gulf of Mexico, the Atchafalaya Basin is the nation’s largest river swamp, and we are lucky enough to have it right in our backyard. People travel from all over the world to see it, and it’s no wonder why it’s considered one of the most beautiful places in the US and one of the greatest natural wonders in the US:
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Jackie Ann|May 23, 2023
What's the best swamp boat tour in Louisiana?
Many of the best swamp boat tours in Louisiana are owned and operated by locals who have grown up in these waters, and they love sharing their knowledge with you. Here are some of the best swamp tours in Louisiana:
Cajun Encounters: Offers several different swamp tours, including a moonlight tour through the Honey Island Swamp.
The Creole Nature Trail is highly regarded to be one of the most scenic drives in Louisiana. The 180-mile All-American Road takes you through southwestern Louisiana from Lake Charles down to the Gulf of Mexico. Along the way, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to stop off and admire the views, including the Wetland Walkway Trail within the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge. Once you get to the coast, you can check out both Holly Beach and Rutherford Beach. Both allow camping on the beach, and both are great for finding seashells.