—Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail —Avery Island is a 2,200 acre salt dome located in coastal Iberia Parish. The dome's elevation supports habitats not found in the surrounding marshes, swamps and parishes.Avery Island stands out from the surrounding wetlands, rising at its highest point 163 feet above the low-lying plain. This salt dome formed as the weight of younger sediment pushed up a column of salt deposited over 165 million years ago. Like other salt domes in the "Five Island Trend"—which also includes Jefferson Island, Weeks Island, Côte Blanche Island, and Belle Isle), Avery Island's salt formation approaches close enough to the surface to create a topographic rise. This is known locally as an "island" because of its height relative to the neighboring land and insular appearance from a distance.
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 605599 N 3309586|
|Decimal Degrees||29.91245000, -91.90610000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 54.747', W 91° 54.366'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 54' 44.82" N, 91° 54' 21.96" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6164 Avery Island Rd, New Iberia LA 70560, US|
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