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Louisiana Parish High Points

RankParishPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.BienvilleDriskill Mountain535Ouachita Foothills225 
2.ClaiborneAthens Lookout500Ouachita Foothills  
3.SabineSabine Parish High Point490Plains of South Louisiana190 
4.VernonVernon Parish High Point484Plains of South Louisiana  
5.WebsterWebster Parish High Point480Ouachita Foothills  
6.BossierBossier Parish High Point470Ouachita Foothills230 
7.NatchitochesBig Hill Lookout430Plains of South Louisiana  
8.LincolnLincoln Parish High Point420Ouachita Foothills  
9.De SotoDe Soto Parish High Point415Plains of South Louisiana  
10.CaddoCaddo Parish High Point410Plains of East Texas  
11.WashingtonWashington Parish High Point371Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
12.TangipahoaTangipahoa Parish High Point361Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
13.Saint HelenaSaint Helena Parish High Point360Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
13.West FelicianaWest Feliciana Parish High Point360Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
15.East FelicianaEast Feliciana Parish High Point358Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
16.JacksonJackson Parish High Point350Ouachita Foothills  
16.WinnWinn Parish High Point350Ouachita Foothills  
18.CatahoulaChalk Hills320Ouachita Foothills  
18.La SalleLa Salle Parish High Point320Ouachita Foothills  
18.Red RiverRed River Parish High Point320Ouachita Foothills  
21.RapidesRapides Parish High Point310Plains of South Louisiana  
22.GrantGrant Parish High Point300Ouachita Foothills  
23.OuachitaOuachita Parish High Point290Ouachita Foothills  
24.UnionUnion Parish High Point283Ouachita Foothills  
25.CaldwellCaldwell Parish High Point261Ouachita Foothills  
26.BeauregardBeauregard Parish High Point215Plains of South Louisiana  
27.Saint TammanySaint Tammany Parish High Point206Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
28.AllenAllen Parish High Point190Plains of South Louisiana  
29.IberiaWeeks Island171Plains of South Louisiana  
29.MorehouseMorehouse Parish High Point171Ouachita Foothills  
31.East Baton RougeEast Baton Rouge Parish High Point140Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
31.EvangelineEvangeline Parish High Point140Plains of South Louisiana  
31.West CarrollWest Carroll Parish High Point140Ouachita Foothills  
34.East CarrollEast Carroll Parish High Point138Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
35.FranklinFranklin Parish High Point135Ouachita Foothills  
36.MadisonMadison Parish High Point115Ouachita Foothills  
37.LivingstonLivingston Parish High Point110Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
38.RichlandRichland Parish High Point105Ouachita Foothills  
39.AvoyellesAvoyelles Parish High Point100Ouachita Foothills  
40.Saint MarySaint Mary Parish High Point97Plains of South Louisiana  
41.CalcasieuCalcasieu Parish High Point95Plains of South Louisiana  
42.TensasTensas Parish High Point90Ouachita Foothills  
43.ConcordiaConcordia Parish High Point80Ouachita Foothills  
43.Saint LandrySaint Landry Parish High Point80Plains of South Louisiana  
45.Pointe CoupeePointe Coupee Parish High Point65Plains of South Louisiana  
46.AcadiaAcadia Parish High Point57Plains of South Louisiana  
47.LafayetteLafayette Parish High Point56Plains of South Louisiana  
48.Jefferson DavisJefferson Davis Parish High Point55Plains of South Louisiana  
49.West Baton RougeWest Baton Rouge Parish High Point45Plains of South Louisiana  
50.IbervilleIberville Parish High Point40Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
50.Saint MartinSaint Martin Parish High Point40Plains of South Louisiana  
52.AscensionAscension Parish High Point30Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
52.Saint JamesSaint James Parish High Point30Plains of South Louisiana  
54.VermilionVermilion Parish High Point27Plains of South Louisiana  
55.Saint John the BaptistSaint John the Baptist Parish High Point25Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
56.AssumptionAssumption Parish High Point22Plains of South Louisiana  
56.Saint BernardSaint Bernard Parish High Point22Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
58.CameronCameron Parish High Point20Plains of South Louisiana  
58.LafourcheLafourche Parish High Point20Plains of South Louisiana  
58.OrleansOrleans Parish High Point20Plains of South Louisiana  
58.PlaqueminesPlaquemines Parish High Point20Plains of South Louisiana  
58.Saint CharlesSaint Charles Parish High Point20Plains of South Louisiana  
63.JeffersonJefferson Parish High Point15Plains of South Louisiana  
64.TerrebonneTerrebonne Parish High Point13Plains of South Louisiana  

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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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