Louisiana is home to the largest bald cypress tree in the United States

Did you know that the tallest bald cypress tree in the United States is right here in Louisiana?

I didn’t know it existed, but it doesn’t surprise me at all. Louisiana is home to some amazing attractions and this is just one of many that call Louisiana home.

If you take a short trip to Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge from St. Francisville, you’ll find this hidden treasure.

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Well, one thing you should know is that this shelter was built in 2000, but the trees growing in St. Francisville’s Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge are some of the oldest trees in the US

Another important thing to know is that this area will be flooded… a lot. So if you’re planning on visiting this place, do some research first so you don’t get literally stuck. You can check those US Fish and Wildlife Service website to ensure you can reach your destination.

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And when you reach your destination, you’re sure to have a great time on the Bald Cypress Trail with your pets or family. According to many, this trail is a quick and easy hike that pretty much anyone can do.

If you’re now taking in the scenery as you walk and wondering if you’ve missed the main event, the massive tree, then you haven’t arrived yet. This tree is definitely something you can’t overlook.

And it’s definitely something you’ll want to stop and take in. Also, don’t forget to take a selfie so you can be sure you don’t forget anything.

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And to prove that this tree is huge, we have some statistics about the tree.

The tree is 96 feet tall
It has a circumference of 56 feet
17 feet in diameter
And this tree is about 1,500 years old.

If you’re visiting this beautiful place now and want to see some really big trees, you’ll find the Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge on Creek Rd in St. Francisville, LA

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