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Louisiana Parish High Points

RankParishPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascents
1.BienvilleDriskill Mountain535Ouachita Foothills225625
2.ClaiborneAthens Lookout500Ouachita Foothills16332
3.SabineSabine Parish High Point490Plains of South Louisiana1909
4.VernonVernon Parish High Point484Plains of South Louisiana1842
5.WebsterWebster Parish High Point480Ouachita Foothills1033
6.BossierBossier Parish High Point470Ouachita Foothills23022
7.NatchitochesBig Hill Lookout430Plains of South Louisiana1307
8.LincolnLincoln Parish High Point420Ouachita Foothills4033
9.De SotoDe Soto Parish High Point415Plains of South Louisiana1052
10.CaddoCaddo Parish High Point410Plains of East Texas1289
11.WashingtonWashington Parish High Point371Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee01
12.TangipahoaTangipahoa Parish High Point361Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee112
13.West FelicianaWest Feliciana Parish High Point360Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee302
13.Saint HelenaSaint Helena Parish High Point360Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee100
15.East FelicianaEast Feliciana Parish High Point358Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee00
16.WinnWinn Parish High Point350Ouachita Foothills16019
16.JacksonJackson Parish High Point350Ouachita Foothills702
18.LaSalleLaSalle Parish High Point320Ouachita Foothills1401
18.Red RiverRed River Parish High Point320Ouachita Foothills703
18.CatahoulaChalk Hills320Ouachita Foothills503
21.RapidesRapides Parish High Point310Plains of South Louisiana234
22.GrantGrant Parish High Point300Ouachita Foothills12012
23.OuachitaOuachita Parish High Point290Ouachita Foothills012
24.UnionUnion Parish High Point283Ouachita Foothills530
25.CaldwellCaldwell Parish High Point261Ouachita Foothills110
26.BeauregardBeauregard Parish High Point215Plains of South Louisiana230
27.Saint TammanySaint Tammany Parish High Point206Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee00
28.AllenAllen Parish High Point190Plains of South Louisiana306
29.IberiaWeeks Island171Plains of South Louisiana1695
29.MorehouseMorehouse Parish High Point171Ouachita Foothills690
31.EvangelineEvangeline Parish High Point140Plains of South Louisiana330
31.West CarrollWest Carroll Parish High Point140Ouachita Foothills267
31.East Baton RougeEast Baton Rouge Parish High Point140Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee81
34.East CarrollEast Carroll Parish High Point138Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee360
35.FranklinFranklin Parish High Point135Ouachita Foothills485
36.MadisonMadison Parish High Point115Ouachita Foothills381
37.LivingstonLivingston Parish High Point110Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee33
38.RichlandRichland Parish High Point105Ouachita Foothills183
39.AvoyellesAvoyelles Parish High Point100Ouachita Foothills31
40.Saint MarySaint Mary Parish High Point97Plains of South Louisiana 0
41.CalcasieuCalcasieu Parish High Point95Plains of South Louisiana31
42.TensasTensas Parish High Point90Ouachita Foothills80
43.ConcordiaConcordia Parish High Point80Ouachita Foothills180
43.Saint LandrySaint Landry Parish High Point80Plains of South Louisiana30
45.Pointe CoupeePointe Coupee Parish High Point65Plains of South Louisiana232
46.AcadiaAcadia Parish High Point57Plains of South Louisiana54
47.LafayetteLafayette Parish High Point56Plains of South Louisiana141
48.Jefferson DavisJefferson Davis Parish High Point55Plains of South Louisiana03
49.West Baton RougeWest Baton Rouge Parish High Point45Plains of South Louisiana81
50.Saint MartinSaint Martin Parish High Point40Plains of South Louisiana184
50.IbervilleIberville Parish High Point40Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee131
52.AscensionAscension Parish High Point30Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee282
52.Saint JamesSaint James Parish High Point30Plains of South Louisiana81
54.VermilionVermilion Parish High Point27Plains of South Louisiana10
55.Saint John the BaptistSaint John the Baptist Parish High Point25Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee810
56.Saint BernardSaint Bernard Parish High Point22Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee221
56.AssumptionAssumption Parish High Point22Plains of South Louisiana50
58.CameronCameron Parish High Point20Plains of South Louisiana205
58.OrleansOrleans Parish High Point20Plains of South Louisiana1314
58.PlaqueminesPlaquemines Parish High Point20Plains of South Louisiana133
58.LafourcheLafourche Parish High Point20Plains of South Louisiana31
58.Saint CharlesSaint Charles Parish High Point20Plains of South Louisiana03
63.JeffersonJefferson Parish High Point15Plains of South Louisiana34
64.TerrebonneTerrebonne Parish High Point13Plains of South Louisiana10

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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.

Acknowledgments

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 CoHP.org web site, and manually verified.

 


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