Louisiana Land for Sale


Louisiana

Louisiana loses more land than any other state. The Mississippi River is the great land builder, depositing silt by the ton at its mouth. But as swamps have been logged and canals been cut through the great alluvial plains more and more saltwater is seeping into coastal Louisiana, destroying the coastline and tens of millions of years of work by the mighty Mississippi. Scientists estimate that Louisiana loses the equivalent of 30 football fields of land mass each and every day.

Not that Louisiana is in danger of running out of undeveloped rural land any time soon. Hunting and recreational property, including timberlands and swamplands, remain for sale across the Pelican State. Duck hunters will especially treasure property found along the Tensas and Atchafalaya river basins. For those after more imposing quarry, Louisiana waters are home to more alligators than anywhere else in America; hunting season is for three weeks in late summer. Hunters may also chance to see one of Louisiana's 300 black bear along the southern Mississippi River and its tributaries but they are protected.

The flags of six countries have flown over Louisiana - France, Spain, England, the Republic of West Florida, the United States and the Confederate States of America. The result is one of the country's most distinct cultures; one in fifteen residents still speaks French and the state's welcome signs celebrate its French heritage.

The allure of Louisiana's beautiful and mysterious lands has proved a magnet for movie-makers and earned it the nickname of "Hollywood of the South." More reality shows are filmed here than any other state. So don't be shocked if you find a location scout eyeing your new property after you settle in.