Atchafalaya National Heritage Area

A Native American word, "Atchafalaya" (ah-CHA-fa-LIE-ah) means long river. Established in 2006, the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area stretches across 14 parishes in south-central Louisiana. Both a place and a concept, the heritage area is culturally rich and ecologically varied. It is home to Cajun culture, as well as a diverse population of European, African, Caribbean and Native-American descent. It also features beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife. Enjoy swamp tours, music, food, driving adventures and more throughout the Heritage Area.

View a map of the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area (PDF 3.7 MB)

Contact Atchafalaya National Heritage Area

Debra Credeur
Executive Director
Administrative Offices:
1051 N. 3rd Street,P. O. Box 44243
Baton Rouge, Louisiana  70804
Phone: 225-219-0768
Toll Free: 800-404-8626


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