When it comes to the outdoors, Iberville is the “natural” choice. From boating to birding and biking to paddling, unique recreational opportunities are at every bend.
Iberville serves as a gateway to the Atchafalaya Basin, an 800,000 acre swamp often referred to as the “South’s last wilderness” and home to more than 85 species of fish, 200 species of birds, alligators, black bear and other wildlife. The waterways tell much about our Parish’s history and lifestyle and provide a natural playground to outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy fishing, boating, birding or paddling.
Experience the wonders of the Atchafalaya up close and personal. If you prefer biking to paddling, then grab your gear and explore the parish on two wheels following one of our local bike trails.
To see all parks, trails and waterways in Iberville Parish, browse our Interactive Map.
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The parish is split by the mighty Mississippi River, but Iberville also boasts several entrances into the majestic Atchafalaya Basin, along with numerous bayous. You can get up close and personal with our unique waterways via a ride on the ferry across the Mississippi, a picnic at the award-winning Bayou Plaquemine Waterfront Park, a personal boat tour of the Basin, fishing off our bayou banks, or using one of our numerous boat launches. To see a full list of all waterways and boat launches, view the Interactive Map.
Recreational fishing in Iberville Parish is on fire in the Atchafalaya Basin and other area waterways such as Grand River, Bayou Plaquemine, Bay Natchez, Pat’s Bay, and etc.
Common catches around the area range from bream and perch to sac-a-lait, catfish, and bass. Come on out and enjoy a day on the water. The fish are hungry.