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Louisiana Parish High Points

Showing Doug Melton's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (42 out of 64, or 65.62%)

RankParishPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.BienvilleDriskill Mountain535Ouachita Foothills2252008-05-16
2.TerrebonneTerrebonne Parish High Point13Plains of South Louisiana12012-09-19
3.ClaiborneAthens Lookout500Ouachita Foothills1632013-11-05
3.WebsterWebster Parish High Point480Ouachita Foothills102013-11-05
5.LincolnLincoln Parish High Point420Ouachita Foothills402014-01-07
5.JacksonJackson Parish High Point350Ouachita Foothills702014-01-07
5.OuachitaOuachita Parish High Point290Ouachita Foothills02014-01-07
5.UnionUnion Parish High Point283Ouachita Foothills532014-01-07
5.CaldwellCaldwell Parish High Point261Ouachita Foothills112014-01-07
5.FranklinFranklin Parish High Point135Ouachita Foothills482014-01-07
11.SabineSabine Parish High Point490Plains of South Louisiana1902014-01-08
11.VernonVernon Parish High Point484Plains of South Louisiana1842014-01-08
11.NatchitochesBig Hill Lookout430Plains of South Louisiana1302014-01-08
11.WinnWinn Parish High Point350Ouachita Foothills1602014-01-08
11.RapidesRapides Parish High Point310Plains of South Louisiana232014-01-08
11.GrantGrant Parish High Point300Ouachita Foothills1202014-01-08
11.AllenAllen Parish High Point190Plains of South Louisiana302014-01-08
18.Red RiverRed River Parish High Point320Ouachita Foothills702014-01-09
18.AvoyellesAvoyelles Parish High Point100Ouachita Foothills32014-01-09
18.Pointe CoupeePointe Coupee Parish High Point65Plains of South Louisiana232014-01-09
21.MorehouseMorehouse Parish High Point171Ouachita Foothills692014-03-05
21.West CarrollWest Carroll Parish High Point140Ouachita Foothills262014-03-05
21.RichlandRichland Parish High Point105Ouachita Foothills182014-03-05
24.CatahoulaChalk Hills320Ouachita Foothills502014-03-06
24.LaSalleLaSalle Parish High Point320Ouachita Foothills1402014-03-06
26.BossierBossier Parish High Point470Ouachita Foothills2302014-03-07
26.CaddoCaddo Parish High Point410Plains of East Texas1282014-03-07
28.Saint LandrySaint Landry Parish High Point80Plains of South Louisiana32014-07-20
28.LafayetteLafayette Parish High Point56Plains of South Louisiana142014-07-20
28.VermilionVermilion Parish High Point27Plains of South Louisiana12014-07-20
31.De SotoDe Soto Parish High Point415Plains of South Louisiana1052014-09-16
31.BeauregardBeauregard Parish High Point215Plains of South Louisiana232014-09-16
31.EvangelineEvangeline Parish High Point140Plains of South Louisiana332014-09-16
34.Jefferson DavisJefferson Davis Parish High Point55Plains of South Louisiana02014-09-18
34.Saint MartinSaint Martin Parish High Point40Plains of South Louisiana182014-09-18
36.West FelicianaWest Feliciana Parish High Point360Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee302014-09-19
36.Saint MarySaint Mary Parish High Point97Plains of South Louisiana 2014-09-19
36.IbervilleIberville Parish High Point40Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee132014-09-19
36.AscensionAscension Parish High Point30Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee282014-09-19
36.Saint JamesSaint James Parish High Point30Plains of South Louisiana82014-09-19
36.AssumptionAssumption Parish High Point22Plains of South Louisiana52014-09-19
36.LafourcheLafourche Parish High Point20Plains of South Louisiana32014-09-19
 WashingtonWashington Parish High Point371Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee0 
 TangipahoaTangipahoa Parish High Point361Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee11 
 Saint HelenaSaint Helena Parish High Point360Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee10 
 East FelicianaEast Feliciana Parish High Point358Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee0 
 Saint TammanySaint Tammany Parish High Point206Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee0 
 IberiaWeeks Island171Plains of South Louisiana169 
 East Baton RougeEast Baton Rouge Parish High Point140Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee8 
 East CarrollEast Carroll Parish High Point138Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee36 
 MadisonMadison Parish High Point115Ouachita Foothills38 
 LivingstonLivingston Parish High Point110Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee3 
 CalcasieuCalcasieu Parish High Point95Plains of South Louisiana3 
 TensasTensas Parish High Point90Ouachita Foothills8 
 ConcordiaConcordia Parish High Point80Ouachita Foothills18 
 AcadiaAcadia Parish High Point57Plains of South Louisiana5 
 West Baton RougeWest Baton Rouge Parish High Point45Plains of South Louisiana8 
 Saint John the BaptistSaint John the Baptist Parish High Point25Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee8 
 Saint BernardSaint Bernard Parish High Point22Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee22 
 CameronCameron Parish High Point20Plains of South Louisiana20 
 OrleansOrleans Parish High Point20Plains of South Louisiana13 
 PlaqueminesPlaquemines Parish High Point20Plains of South Louisiana13 
 Saint CharlesSaint Charles Parish High Point20Plains of South Louisiana0 
 JeffersonJefferson Parish High Point15Plains of South Louisiana3 

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List Description

Note that this list is not authoritative and it is present here mainly so climbers can log their ascents. If you are serious about parish highpointing in Louisiana, then you should visit the County Highpointing Web Site, join the Yahoo County Highpointing Group, and refer to Andy Martin's book for the definitive listing of all the points.

Southern Louisiana presents many challenges to the parish highpointer, since the land is both very low in elevation and the contours are frequently reshaped by river currents and hurricanes. Many of the points listed here are provisional, based on old maps, may be man-made areas, or simply not possible to determine without detailed LIDAR surveys. Simply locating a definitive parish high point is a challenge, in some cases harder than actually getting to that point.


Sources that were used to help me compile this list include:

  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1998 by Roy Schweiker, limited review by Andy Martin and David Olson.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for peaks provided by Tom Dunigan via the web site, and manually verified.


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