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Louisiana Parish High Points

Showing Roxanne Everett's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (8 out of 64, or 12.5%)

RankParishPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.BienvilleDriskill Mountain535Ouachita Foothills2252004-03-09
2.ClaiborneAthens Lookout500Ouachita Foothills 2004-03-09
3.WebsterWebster Parish High Point480Ouachita Foothills 2004-03-09
4.LincolnLincoln Parish High Point420Ouachita Foothills 2004-03-09
5.WinnWinn Parish High Point350Ouachita Foothills 2004-03-09
6.OuachitaOuachita Parish High Point290Ouachita Foothills 2004-03-09
7.NatchitochesBig Hill Lookout430Plains of South Louisiana 2004-03-10
8.GrantGrant Parish High Point300Ouachita Foothills 2004-03-10
 SabineSabine Parish High Point490Plains of South Louisiana190 
 VernonVernon Parish High Point484Plains of South Louisiana  
 BossierBossier Parish High Point470Ouachita Foothills230 
 De SotoDe Soto Parish High Point415Plains of South Louisiana  
 CaddoCaddo Parish High Point410Plains of East Texas  
 WashingtonWashington Parish High Point371Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
 TangipahoaTangipahoa Parish High Point361Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
 Saint HelenaSaint Helena Parish High Point360Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
 West FelicianaWest Feliciana Parish High Point360Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
 East FelicianaEast Feliciana Parish High Point358Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
 JacksonJackson Parish High Point350Ouachita Foothills  
 La SalleLa Salle Parish High Point320Ouachita Foothills  
 CatahoulaChalk Hills320Ouachita Foothills  
 Red RiverRed River Parish High Point320Ouachita Foothills  
 RapidesRapides Parish High Point310Plains of South Louisiana  
 UnionUnion Parish High Point283Ouachita Foothills  
 CaldwellCaldwell Parish High Point261Ouachita Foothills  
 BeauregardBeauregard Parish High Point215Plains of South Louisiana  
 Saint TammanySaint Tammany Parish High Point206Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
 AllenAllen Parish High Point190Plains of South Louisiana  
 IberiaWeeks Island171Plains of South Louisiana  
 MorehouseMorehouse Parish High Point171Ouachita Foothills  
 EvangelineEvangeline Parish High Point140Plains of South Louisiana  
 East Baton RougeEast Baton Rouge Parish High Point140Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
 West CarrollWest Carroll Parish High Point140Ouachita Foothills  
 East CarrollEast Carroll Parish High Point138Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
 FranklinFranklin Parish High Point135Ouachita Foothills  
 MadisonMadison Parish High Point115Ouachita Foothills  
 LivingstonLivingston Parish High Point110Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
 RichlandRichland Parish High Point105Ouachita Foothills  
 AvoyellesAvoyelles Parish High Point100Ouachita Foothills  
 Saint MarySaint Mary Parish High Point97Plains of South Louisiana  
 CalcasieuCalcasieu Parish High Point95Plains of South Louisiana  
 TensasTensas Parish High Point90Ouachita Foothills  
 Saint LandrySaint Landry Parish High Point80Plains of South Louisiana  
 ConcordiaConcordia Parish High Point80Ouachita Foothills  
 Pointe CoupeePointe Coupee Parish High Point65Plains of South Louisiana  
 AcadiaAcadia Parish High Point57Plains of South Louisiana  
 LafayetteLafayette Parish High Point56Plains of South Louisiana  
 Jefferson DavisJefferson Davis Parish High Point55Plains of South Louisiana  
 West Baton RougeWest Baton Rouge Parish High Point45Plains of South Louisiana  
 Saint MartinSaint Martin Parish High Point40Plains of South Louisiana  
 IbervilleIberville Parish High Point40Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
 AscensionAscension Parish High Point30Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
 Saint JamesSaint James Parish High Point30Plains of South Louisiana  
 VermilionVermilion Parish High Point27Plains of South Louisiana  
 Saint John the BaptistSaint John the Baptist Parish High Point25Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
 Saint BernardSaint Bernard Parish High Point22Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
 AssumptionAssumption Parish High Point22Plains of South Louisiana  
 CameronCameron Parish High Point20Plains of South Louisiana  
 LafourcheLafourche Parish High Point20Plains of South Louisiana  
 OrleansOrleans Parish High Point20Plains of South Louisiana  
 Saint CharlesSaint Charles Parish High Point20Plains of South Louisiana  
 PlaqueminesPlaquemines Parish High Point20Plains of South Louisiana  
 JeffersonJefferson Parish High Point15Plains of South Louisiana  
 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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