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Louisiana Parish High Points

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RankParishPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft AscentsAscent Date
1.BienvilleDriskill Mountain535Ouachita Foothills225537 
2.ClaiborneAthens Lookout500Ouachita Foothills16331 
3.SabineSabine Parish High Point490Plains of South Louisiana1909 
4.VernonVernon Parish High Point484Plains of South Louisiana1841 
5.WebsterWebster Parish High Point480Ouachita Foothills1030 
6.BossierBossier Parish High Point470Ouachita Foothills23020 
7.NatchitochesBig Hill Lookout430Plains of South Louisiana1307 
8.LincolnLincoln Parish High Point420Ouachita Foothills4030 
9.De SotoDe Soto Parish High Point415Plains of South Louisiana1051 
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 Louisiana233 
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 Louisiana1693 
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-Tombigee89 
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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