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Atchafalaya Basin


(337) 585-0853

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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.

Map of Atchafalaya Basin Floodway System

Latitude, Longitude: 30.232968, -91.591644



  • Boating

    Boating and canoeing are available.

  • Bicycling

    Biking trails are available.

  • Camping

    Please contact park services for more information.

  • Fishing

    Fishing is permitted.

  • Hiking

    Hike on the Indian Bayou!

  • Historic Sites

    Visit the cultural and historical sites!

  • Horseback Riding

    Enjoy horseback riding!

  • Hunting

    Indian Bayou is located in the heart of the Atchafalaya Basin and offers some of the finest bottomland hardwood forest hunting in the south. The Basin offers excellent small game hunting including squirrel, rabbit, woodcock, snipe and mourning doves. The prime location of the Atchafalaya Basin being in the center of the Mississippi Flyway produces superb waterfowl hunting.

  • Off Highway Vehicles

    All-terrain vehicles are permitted. Check with the office for rules and regulations.

  • RVing

    Please contact the park for more information.

  • Water Sports

    Enjoy an array of water sports!



From Opelousas 5 mi E on US 190.

Phone Numbers


(337) 585-0853