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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 Foothills163 
3.SabineSabine Parish High Point490Plains of South Louisiana190 
4.VernonVernon Parish High Point484Plains of South Louisiana184 
5.WebsterWebster Parish High Point480Ouachita Foothills10 
6.BossierBossier Parish High Point470Ouachita Foothills230 
7.NatchitochesBig Hill Lookout430Plains of South Louisiana130 
8.LincolnLincoln Parish High Point420Ouachita Foothills40 
9.De SotoDe Soto Parish High Point415Plains of South Louisiana105 
10.CaddoCaddo Parish High Point410Plains of East Texas128 
11.WashingtonWashington Parish High Point371Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
12.TangipahoaTangipahoa Parish High Point361Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee11 
13.West FelicianaWest Feliciana Parish High Point360Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee30 
13.Saint HelenaSaint Helena Parish High Point360Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee10 
15.East FelicianaEast Feliciana Parish High Point358Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
16.WinnWinn Parish High Point350Ouachita Foothills160 
16.JacksonJackson Parish High Point350Ouachita Foothills70 
18.La SalleLa Salle Parish High Point320Ouachita Foothills140 
18.Red RiverRed River Parish High Point320Ouachita Foothills70 
18.CatahoulaChalk Hills320Ouachita Foothills50 
21.RapidesRapides Parish High Point310Plains of South Louisiana23 
22.GrantGrant Parish High Point300Ouachita Foothills120 
23.OuachitaOuachita Parish High Point290Ouachita Foothills  
24.UnionUnion Parish High Point283Ouachita Foothills53 
25.CaldwellCaldwell Parish High Point261Ouachita Foothills11 
26.BeauregardBeauregard Parish High Point215Plains of South Louisiana23 
27.Saint TammanySaint Tammany Parish High Point206Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
28.AllenAllen Parish High Point190Plains of South Louisiana30 
29.IberiaWeeks Island171Plains of South Louisiana169 
29.MorehouseMorehouse Parish High Point171Ouachita Foothills69 
31.EvangelineEvangeline Parish High Point140Plains of South Louisiana33 
31.West CarrollWest Carroll Parish High Point140Ouachita Foothills26 
31.East Baton RougeEast Baton Rouge Parish High Point140Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee8 
34.East CarrollEast Carroll Parish High Point138Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee36 
35.FranklinFranklin Parish High Point135Ouachita Foothills48 
36.MadisonMadison Parish High Point115Ouachita Foothills38 
37.LivingstonLivingston Parish High Point110Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee3 
38.RichlandRichland Parish High Point105Ouachita Foothills18 
39.AvoyellesAvoyelles Parish High Point100Ouachita Foothills3 
40.Saint MarySaint Mary Parish High Point97Plains of South Louisiana  
41.CalcasieuCalcasieu Parish High Point95Plains of South Louisiana3 
42.TensasTensas Parish High Point90Ouachita Foothills8 
43.ConcordiaConcordia Parish High Point80Ouachita Foothills18 
43.Saint LandrySaint Landry Parish High Point80Plains of South Louisiana3 
45.Pointe CoupeePointe Coupee Parish High Point65Plains of South Louisiana23 
46.AcadiaAcadia Parish High Point57Plains of South Louisiana5 
47.LafayetteLafayette Parish High Point56Plains of South Louisiana14 
48.Jefferson DavisJefferson Davis Parish High Point55Plains of South Louisiana  
49.West Baton RougeWest Baton Rouge Parish High Point45Plains of South Louisiana8 
50.Saint MartinSaint Martin Parish High Point40Plains of South Louisiana18 
50.IbervilleIberville Parish High Point40Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee13 
52.AscensionAscension Parish High Point30Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee28 
52.Saint JamesSaint James Parish High Point30Plains of South Louisiana8 
54.VermilionVermilion Parish High Point27Plains of South Louisiana1 
55.Saint John the BaptistSaint John the Baptist Parish High Point25Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee8 
56.Saint BernardSaint Bernard Parish High Point22Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee22 
56.AssumptionAssumption Parish High Point22Plains of South Louisiana5 
58.CameronCameron Parish High Point20Plains of South Louisiana20 
58.OrleansOrleans Parish High Point20Plains of South Louisiana13 
58.PlaqueminesPlaquemines Parish High Point20Plains of South Louisiana13 
58.LafourcheLafourche Parish High Point20Plains of South Louisiana3 
58.Saint CharlesSaint Charles Parish High Point20Plains of South Louisiana  
63.JeffersonJefferson Parish High Point15Plains of South Louisiana3 
64.TerrebonneTerrebonne Parish High Point13Plains of South Louisiana1 

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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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