In the southern region of Louisiana, there is a fascinating and mysterious swampland that was once the sole domain of courageous hunters and trappers. Following the construction of several large dams and water barriers that were designed to defend against catastrophic floods in the extensive delta region, a large network of smaller canals, or ‘bayous’, was created. Today, the Louisiana swamps provide a unique habitat for both indigenous and migratory wildlife and a natural refuge far away from civilization.
Some time ago, it was the mink that attracted great hordes of trappers to this region that also served as a hiding place for various bandits and pirates. The desolation of the swamps was well appreciated by those who attempted to escape from the law and they certainly possess an eerie atmosphere.
However, the colorful stories of n’er do well’s and legendary figures, such as Bigfoot, have added to the enigmatic character of this intriguing area. Thus from year to year, the fascination in the Louisiana swamps continues to captivate an increasing number of visitors.