Come Explore Louisiana

Paddle through our bayous. Or our swamps. Or our lakes.
Visitors have described the natural settings of Louisiana with words like otherworldly, majestic and a paradise, and perhaps the biggest earner of these compliments is our waterways, specifically the swamps and bayous. Simply put, one of the best ways to experience the beauty of Louisiana’s outdoors is by water. About 15 percent of the state is covered by lakes, swamps, marshlands, rivers and bayous, and these ecosystems are home to many of the state’s iconic animals, birds and plants.

However you choose to explore Louisiana’s postcard-perfect swamp culture, one thing is guaranteed—it will be the ride of a lifetime. For more information to plan your watery excursion, visit Louisiana’s official paddling webpage, We can’t wait for you to join us on the water!

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