St. Martin 835
835 acres of
Cypress-willow-tupelo forest located in the central portion of
the Atchafalaya Basin known as America's River of Trees which is
the largest contiguous bottomland hardwood forest in North
America situated at the mouth of the most important waterfowl
flyway supporting half of Americas migratory waterfowl, more
than 300 bird species, including neotropical migratory land
birds and other birds of the Mississippi Flyway. The crisscross
of rivers and canals makes travel memorable and fun.
Over 100 species of fish,
crawfish, shrimp and freshwater crabs support sport and
commercial fishing. Other animals that call the Atchafalaya home
are the endangered Louisiana black bear, white tail deer,
bobcat, coyote, alligator, beaver, nutria, mink, otter and fox.
Over 8 million pounds of wild crawfish are harvested from the
basin each year.