Atchafalaya National Heritage Area

 

The Atchafalaya National Heritage Area is made up of 14 parishes in south-central Louisiana. It was designated by Congress in 2006 as a region with significant natural, scenic, cultural, historical and recreational resources and offers a unique blend of European, African, Caribbean and Native American cultures. Atchafalaya (pronounced like a sneeze: "uh-CHA-fuh-lie-uh") is a Native American word that means long river in Choctaw.


 

 

Atchafalaya National Heritage Area

PO Box 94291

www.atchafalaya.org