This Minecraft tutorial explains the Swamp biome (also referred to as the Swampland biome) with screenshots.

In Minecraft, you will spawn into worlds with unique weather, animals, and plants. These regions are known as biomes. Let’s explore the Swamp biome in Minecraft.


In Minecraft, the Swamp is a biome in the Overworld. It is known for its oak trees covered in vines and shallow waters. The Swamp biome is a lush area with lots of water and lily pads.

Let’s explore the characteristics of the Swamp biome.


The weather in the Swamp biome is very wet with lots of precipitation. You will find that it rains a lot.


In the Swamp biome, you will find oak trees with vines hanging from them:


The vegetation found in the Swamp biome is lily pads, vines, blue orchids, brown mushrooms, red mushrooms and sugar canes:

Item Description
Lily Pad
Blue Orchid
Brown Mushroom
Red Mushroom
Sugar Canes


In this biome, you will find blocks such as grass blocks and clay:

Item Description
Grass Block

Other Standard Blocks

If you dig down far enough in the Swamp biome, you will find the standard Minecraft building blocks such as stone, coal ore, iron ore, gold ore, diamond ore, redstone ore, copper ore:


In the Swamp biome, you can find wildlife such as frogs (temperate), tadpoles, squids and slimes:


Overworld Mobs that Spawn at Night

You will still find the usual Overworld mobs that spawn at night in the Swamp biome, such as creepers, endermen, skeletons, spiders, witches and zombies:

Witch Huts

If you look carefully in the Swamp biome, you will sometimes find a Witch Hut like the one below:

When the world was first generated, a witch spawned inside of this Witch Hut.

Biome ID for Swamp

Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

In Minecraft, the Swamp biome has the following Minecraft ID values:

Minecraft ID Version
minecraft:swamp 1.16 – 1.19.2

See a complete list of Biome IDs that is interactive and searchable.

  • Minecraft ID is the biome’s Internal ID that is used in game commands such as /locatebiome command.
  • Dimension is the dimension that the biome can be found (such as the Overworld, Nether, or End).
  • Platform is the platform that applies.
  • Version(s) is the Minecraft version numbers that the Minecraft ID is valid for.

Swamp Seeds

You can use a seed to create a world where you spawn in a Swamp biome:

Swamp Seeds (Java Edition)

Swamp Seeds (Bedrock Edition)

Other Biome Tutorials

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