At about one million acres, the Atchafalaya Basin is the nation's largest river swamp. Its cypress-tupelo swamps make up the biggest remaining contiguous tract of coastal cypress in the U.S. Some of these wonderful giants approach 1,000 years old. I had the great pleasure of spending a few days kayaking through some stands of these magnificent trees in November of 2016. Locations included Lake Faussee Pointe, Bayou Benoit, and Lake Martin.