The Lower Mississippi River Water Trail


Rivergator Appendix 5

Baton Rouge to Gulf of Mexico

Atchafalaya Resources Useful to Paddlers:




USACE 2012 Atchafalaya River and outlets to Gulf of Mexico

Navigation Chart Folio, 6th Edition


Atchafalaya Basin Map (LSU - Louisiana Geological Survey)

Full color, large scale map of the basin above Morgan City created by the LSU Louisiana Geological Survey.  Waterproof paper.  Features main channel, back channels, bayous, vegetation, campsites, roads, boat landings, levees, streams, and more.  Fold out or rolled in tube.  Satellite image on reverse side.  Important Note: does not include Atchafalaya or Wax Lake Deltas below Morgan City/Bayou Teche.  Contact the Louisiana Geological Survey at or call 225.578.8590.  Or call the DNR Atchafalaya Basin Program Office at 225.342.6437.  Folded map = $14.00 and Tubed map = $17.00


Atchafalaya River Basin River Gages


Atchafalaya Basinkeeper


Quinta Scott: Atchafalaya River Blog


John McPhee: The Control of Nature


Bayou Teche Project


Bayou Teche Water Trail


Atchafalaya National Heritage Area