For the full-on swamp experience, it’s all about Honey Island, one of the least-altered river swamps in the United States. Really, nobody messes with this one, and thank goodness for that. Take a tour, and you’ll see why: magnificent cypress trees, their arms dripping with Spanish moss, owls and waterfowl, wild boar, snakes, and (as always), alligators. But it’s not the gators you should fear here -- it’s the infamous Honey Island Swamp Monster, basically Louisiana’s homegrown Bigfoot. Fun fact: it’s also known as the “Louisiana Wookie.”
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