1,000 Year-Old Cypress
—Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail —Lake Dauterive is home to one of the oldest documented cypress trees in Louisiana. The approximately 1,000-year-old tree has a circumference of 17 feet and a diameter of 5.4 feet.Though named as two separate lakes, Lake Dauterive and Lake Fausse Pointe function as one natural body of water. Lake Dauterive (located north of Lake Fausse Pointe) is just west of Bayou Chene and drains south into Lake Fausse Pointe. It was cut off from the Atchafalaya River when the Atchafalaya Basin levees were built in the 1930s. Today the lake receives runoff from surrounding lands and is relatively shallow, with depths ranging from nine or 10 feet at its deepest point to a mere 18 inches in areas of high sedimentation.
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 632264 N 3330847|
|Decimal Degrees||30.10168333, -91.62730000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 6.101', W 91° 37.638'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 6' 6.06" N, 91° 37' 38.28" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3887 Par Rd 169, Saint Martinville LA 70582, US|
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