L Bayou Mc Cutchen

Plaquemines County, Louisiana.

L Bayou Mc Cutchen ends in Lafitte, Louisiana.

4.23 miles long (6.80 kilometers)

343473.04 miles (552766.44 sq kilometers)

About The L Bayou Mc Cutchen

About Bayou McCutchen, LA

Bayou McCutchen is a small bayou that flows directly into Lake Laurier and as a whole is part of a larger system of the Mississippi River Delta. Bayous in general are a still or slow moving section of marshy water. It can also be a minor river flowing directly into a bigger water body, like a river, channel, or in the Bayou McCutchen’s case, a lake. 

The word bayou comes from the Choctaw Native-American word, “bayok,” which means small stream. Bayou water can be both freshwater and saltwater, or a combination of both, paving the way for a diverse marine ecosystem.

The Mississippi River Delta was at some point a series of marshlands, rivers, and bayous that the Mississippi river flowed onto before reaching the Gulf of Mexico. Containing 2.7 million acres of coastal wetlands, the delta is the 7th largest river delta in the world. Its coastal area is America’s largest drainage basin and along with the Mississippi river, drains 31 states and two Canadian provinces.

In 1519 Alvarez de Pineda was the first European explorer to discover the mouth of the Mississippi river, while in 1682 Robert Chevalier de La Salle was the one who claimed it as a territory for France. Fast forward to 1803 and the United States bought Louisiana from the French, along with its unique Spanish-French culture while also becoming an important part of the American agricultural industry. Since the opening of the Panama Canal the area became even more vital in terms of the booming shipping and commercial fishing industry.

L Bayou Mc Cutchen Fishing Description