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Crawdad Willies is a bayou shack in Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online in the Bayou Nwa region of the Lemoyne territory.

It lies on an island to the east of Shady Belle.


Events of Red Dead Redemption 2

In a random encounter near Caliga Hall, Horace Rosseau can be heard crying for help. When the player approaches him, begging him to head to his shack at Crawdad Willies where his wife, Bessie Rosseau is being held captive by two home intruders. When arriving there, screams can be heard from inside the cabin. After killing the two men who want to kill her, she tells the player to remove the bodies from her house. Afterwards, she will reward the player with $50 that can be taken out of a sack next to the front door of the cabin.

In another random encounter two prisoners chained together murder the homeowner, but one of the prisoners is killed by the owner. If the player chooses to help the living prisoner by shooting the chain, he will give the player the location of a gold bar in between three rocks southwest of the Rhodes water tower.


  • On the southeast windowsill of the shack is the Cigarette Card for President Alfred Macalister.
  • On the southern-most small island is a lockbox containing a large jewelry bag, Potent Miracle Tonic, and regular Revolver Cartridges. The lockbox can be found in an abandoned camp, at the foot of the tree where fish are strung up.
  • Throughout the area can be found Gator Eggs, Clamshell Orchid, and Ghost Orchid.
  • The Rosseaus only appear in the residence during their random encounter.



Finding this shack along with all other shacks can net you these trophies/achievements:

20 gamerscoregamerscore
Silver silversilver
Complete one of the Collectible strands

100 gamerscoregamerscore
Gold goldgold
Attain 100% Completion.