2Exploring the Mississippi River The Mississippi River flows downthe eastern border and entersLouisiana just above Angola.It continues south until it reachesthe Gulf of Mexico. It is our mostImportant river and is sometimesCalled the “Father of Waters”.AtlanticOceanMississippi RiverPacificOceanGulf of Mexico
3Mississippi River Interstate 10 bridge passes over the Baton Rouge.Mississippi RiverThe Mississippi Riveris busy with bargestransporting goods.Aerial view of commerce on Mississippi River, Downtown Baton Rouge.
4Exploring the Atchafalaya River The Atchafalaya River is a mainBranch of the Mississippi River.Mississippi RiverRed RiverAtlanticOceanThe northern part meets with theRed River. It spreads into manyStreams and lakes south of KrotzSprings and finally reaches theGulf of Mexico.PacificOceanGulf of MexicoAtchafalaya River
5Atchafalaya River Ariel View of Atchafalaya River Basin (It resembles a chicken’s foot)Ariel View Atchafalaya RiverAtchafalaya RiverAtchafalaya River Bridges
6Exploring the Red River The Red River flows from TexasInto northwest Louisiana.Mississippi RiverRed RiverIt flows through central Louisianaand into the Mississippi River.It is called the Red River becauseof its muddy color.AtlanticOceanPacificOceanGulf of MexicoAtchafalaya River
7Ugh! Gross! Would you want to swim in that? Red River Photo from starting point in the state of Arkansas.
8Exploring the Sabine River The Sabine River flows fromnortheast Texas turning southto form the southwesternborder of Louisiana.Mississippi RiverRed RiverAtlanticOceanSabine RiverPacificOceanGulf of MexicoAtchafalaya River
10Exploring the Pearl River The Pearl River flows fromnortheast Texas turning southto form the southeasternborder of Louisiana.Mississippi RiverRed RiverAtlanticOceanSabine RiverPearl RiverPacificOceanGulf of MexicoAtchafalaya River
11Pearl River Check out the Cypress Tree with the moss hanging from it. Isn’t this our “state tree”?
12Exploring the Ouachita River The Ouachita River begins inwestern Arkansas and flows eastand then south into Louisiana.Ouachita RiverMississippi RiverRed RiverAtlanticOceanSabine RiverPearl RiverPacificOceanGulf of MexicoAtchafalaya River