In the Bayou biome, overcast skies overlook a lush swampy area with tall willow trees in the shape of cypresses, and dead trees sprout from the murky water. 


The Bayou biome is very flat, like all swamp-like biomes. The sky has a light grayish green color. The Bayou can be divided into two parts: water and land. The ground of the land part is made of dirt and is covered by Grass, Mud, and few Mushrooms. Some very small patches of water occur around the land. Foliage is mainly willow trees, but there are some dead trees as well.


Willow Trees make up the bulk of the foliage, with some Dead Trees mixed in. Cattails and Reeds girt the water's edges. Algae and lots of water lilies also occur here.

Mobs & NPCsEdit

Villages do not spawn here, although Witch Huts can. Slimes can also be found above ground in this biome. Squids spawn in the water.


Surviving in this biome can be pretty easy. It has a large amount of wood, and a lot of grass to get seeds. Additionally, mud can provide the player an armor without having to wait for Leather or Iron. It also serves as a building material. Cattails can be also used for making wool and therefore players can have a bed without having to search for Sheep.


  • Bayou, in real life, is the name given in USA for swamp wetlands in Louisiana and Texas.
  • Before 1.8, the biome ID was 27.
  • Bayou biome is one of the swamp/wetland biome with the least amount of water.


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