Explore the Louisiana Swamp

Posted by Frank Relle on Jan 4, 2020 1:48:00 PM

Louisiana has over 50,000 square miles of waterways to explore. That can be difficult to do without a boat of your own. I have listed tour guides dedicated to help you explore the beautiful wetlands. 


If you have time I recommend spending a night in the swamp.
 
State Parks with Overnight Cabin Rentalsvisit_website-1


For a quicker trip swamp guides are listed here. 

Canoe and Trail visit_website-1
Mandeville, Louisiana
Manchac Swamp, Louisiana

Byron Almquist started leading swamp tours in 1972 his love and knowledge for the landscape is reflected in the guides that work there . I've gone out with them several times and gain a new insight each time. I highly recommend the twilight paddle.

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New Orleans Kayak Swamp Toursvisit_website-1
New Orleans, Louisiana

David and his team offer different tour packages to explore the swamps nearby New Orleans. My photograph Ruddock is from Manchac region featured on one of their popular tours.

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Cajun Country Swamp Toursvisit_website-1
Breaux Bridge, Louisiana

If you are looking to get out western Louisiana aka "cajun country" I recommend a tour of Lake Martin. I took the photographs Rookery (above) and Dernier there and developed an intimate relationship with an over-sized gator.

 

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McGee’s Swamp Toursvisit_website-1
Henderson, Louisiana

The Atchafalaya Basin is the nation's largest river swamp, containing almost one million acres of America's most significant bottomland hardwoods, swamps, bayous, and backwater lakes. The basin can be seen and accessed right off I-10 and McGee's Swamp tours offers convenient access to the area. The below photographs Portage and Garotier are from this area.

 

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Topics: Explore the Swamp, Recommendations