Covering parts of both Texas and Louisiana, Caddo is like the poster child for southern lakes. The Spanish moss, wide cyprus trees, and sporadic alligator sightings (and Bigfoot sightings, naturally) all help add to its down-home charm.
Prickly Ash or Toothache Tree, The Big Thicket, East Texas - the tree is nicknamed the toothache tree because chewing the bark is known to relieve toothaches. The leaves and bark of these trees contain a fairly strong anesthetic.
The Atchafalaya Basin,[p] or Atchafalaya Swamp, is the largest swamp in the United States. Located in south central Louisiana, it is a combination of wetlands and river delta area where the Atchafalaya River and the Gulf of Mexico converge.