Welcome to The Camp
The Atchafalaya Basin, or Atchafalaya Swamp is the largest wetland and swamp in the United States. Located in south central Louisiana, it is a combination of wetlands and river delta area where the Atchafalaya River and the Gulf of Mexico converge. The river stretches from near Simmesport in the north through parts of eight parishes to the Morgan City area in the south. Best know for its iconic cypress-tupelo swamps, at 260,000 acres this block of forest represents the largest remaining contiguous tract of coastal cypress in the U.S..
Family-owned and operated, we here at America’s largest swamp take great pride in showing our guest a great and unique cajun experience. Our family and friendships grows with every new guest. We would love to show you the beauty of our home surroundings. Our guides were born and raised in the area. We will share with you the knowledge and natural beauty of the swamp.
Located in America’s largest Swamp the Atchafalaya Basin 15 minutes from Morgan City boat landing or Pierre Part/Belle River boat landing. Houseboat sleeps ( 1 queen bed, 3 full beds, 2 twin beds), 2 full baths, generator powered, air conditioning, all linen, dishes, pots, pans, stove, oven, refrigerator, hot shower, barbeque grill, ice chest. Outdoor Screened in kitchen 20’x20′. We supply boat transportation and life vest to and from houseboat.
- Children of all ages must be supervised at all times. No exceptions.
- Any type of social events or gatherings must be approved by the owner.
- The number of people you register for is whom you are required to pay.
Guest Camp Info
***YOU CANNOT BOOK ONLINE PLEASE CALL, TEXT, OR EMAIL**
The guest Houseboat has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. One bedroom has 2 full bunk beds and 2 twin bunk beds. The other bedroom has 1 queen bunk bed and 1 full bunk bed. The price is $250.00 per person per night for ages 12yo and over. Under 12yo is $75.00 per child per night (MUST PROVIDE PROOF OF AGE). The required minimum per night is $700.00, with a 2 night minimum. We do require a $200.00 non-refundable deposit to book a trip with us.
The deposit can be paid by using (PayPal 3.50% fee) Venmo, Cash App or Zelle (email:firstname.lastname@example.org or 985-519-4212). The deposit is part of your total cost and not an addition to the total cost. This pricing includes all excursions, lodging, food and transportation to and from Joe C. Russo Boat Ramp in Morgan City, Louisiana or Belle River Boat Launch in Pierre Part Louisiana. You must bring your own adult beverages, soft drinks and snacks. We cook and eat what we catch while fishing. We do provide all meals. You can visit the Pricing section of our website and scroll down to Seasonal Events to see what type of fishing we do at certain times of the year.
You will need to purchase non-resident freshwater fishing licenses which can be purchased online at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/. Licenses are $5 per day per person for ages 16yo and older. There is a small transaction fee for purchasing licenses online.
***NO CHILDREN UNDER 16 ARE TO BE LEFT UNATTENDED AT ANY TIME! WE DO NOT PROVIDE CHILDCARE***
**WE DO NOT PICK UP FROM THE AIRPORT**
Rain or Shine
If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. We look forward to showing you our way of life!
Here is a list of things to pack:
- Soft Drinks
- Alcoholic Drinks
- Bug spray
- Pants-night time
- Long sleeve shirt-night time
- Rain jacket
- Personal items