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Louisiana Parish High Points

RankParishPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M 
1.BienvilleDriskill Mountain163Ouachita Foothills69
2.ClaiborneAthens Lookout152Ouachita Foothills49
3.SabineSabine Parish High Point149Plains of South Louisiana58
4.VernonVernon Parish High Point148Plains of South Louisiana57
5.WebsterWebster Parish High Point146Ouachita Foothills3
6.BossierBossier Parish High Point143Ouachita Foothills70
7.NatchitochesBig Hill Lookout131Plains of South Louisiana40
8.LincolnLincoln Parish High Point128Ouachita Foothills12
9.De SotoDe Soto Parish High Point126Plains of South Louisiana32
10.CaddoCaddo Parish High Point125Plains of East Texas39
11.WashingtonWashington Parish High Point113Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 
12.TangipahoaTangipahoa Parish High Point110Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee3
13.West FelicianaWest Feliciana Parish High Point110Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee9
13.Saint HelenaSaint Helena Parish High Point110Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee3
15.East FelicianaEast Feliciana Parish High Point109Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 
16.WinnWinn Parish High Point107Ouachita Foothills49
16.JacksonJackson Parish High Point107Ouachita Foothills22
18.La SalleLa Salle Parish High Point98Ouachita Foothills43
18.Red RiverRed River Parish High Point98Ouachita Foothills22
18.CatahoulaChalk Hills98Ouachita Foothills16
21.RapidesRapides Parish High Point94Plains of South Louisiana7
22.GrantGrant Parish High Point91Ouachita Foothills36
23.OuachitaOuachita Parish High Point88Ouachita Foothills 
24.UnionUnion Parish High Point86Ouachita Foothills16
25.CaldwellCaldwell Parish High Point80Ouachita Foothills4
26.BeauregardBeauregard Parish High Point66Plains of South Louisiana7
27.Saint TammanySaint Tammany Parish High Point63Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 
28.AllenAllen Parish High Point58Plains of South Louisiana9
29.IberiaWeeks Island52Plains of South Louisiana51
29.MorehouseMorehouse Parish High Point52Ouachita Foothills21
31.EvangelineEvangeline Parish High Point43Plains of South Louisiana10
31.West CarrollWest Carroll Parish High Point43Ouachita Foothills8
31.East Baton RougeEast Baton Rouge Parish High Point43Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee3
34.East CarrollEast Carroll Parish High Point42Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee11
35.FranklinFranklin Parish High Point41Ouachita Foothills14
36.MadisonMadison Parish High Point35Ouachita Foothills12
37.LivingstonLivingston Parish High Point34Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee1
38.RichlandRichland Parish High Point32Ouachita Foothills5
39.AvoyellesAvoyelles Parish High Point30Ouachita Foothills0
40.Saint MarySaint Mary Parish High Point30Plains of South Louisiana 
41.CalcasieuCalcasieu Parish High Point29Plains of South Louisiana1
42.TensasTensas Parish High Point27Ouachita Foothills2
43.ConcordiaConcordia Parish High Point24Ouachita Foothills5
43.Saint LandrySaint Landry Parish High Point24Plains of South Louisiana1
45.Pointe CoupeePointe Coupee Parish High Point20Plains of South Louisiana7
46.AcadiaAcadia Parish High Point17Plains of South Louisiana1
47.LafayetteLafayette Parish High Point17Plains of South Louisiana4
48.Jefferson DavisJefferson Davis Parish High Point17Plains of South Louisiana 
49.West Baton RougeWest Baton Rouge Parish High Point14Plains of South Louisiana3
50.Saint MartinSaint Martin Parish High Point12Plains of South Louisiana5
50.IbervilleIberville Parish High Point12Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee4
52.AscensionAscension Parish High Point9Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee8
52.Saint JamesSaint James Parish High Point9Plains of South Louisiana2
54.VermilionVermilion Parish High Point8Plains of South Louisiana0
55.Saint John the BaptistSaint John the Baptist Parish High Point8Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee3
56.Saint BernardSaint Bernard Parish High Point7Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee7
56.AssumptionAssumption Parish High Point7Plains of South Louisiana2
58.CameronCameron Parish High Point6Plains of South Louisiana6
58.OrleansOrleans Parish High Point6Plains of South Louisiana4
58.PlaqueminesPlaquemines Parish High Point6Plains of South Louisiana4
58.LafourcheLafourche Parish High Point6Plains of South Louisiana1
58.Saint CharlesSaint Charles Parish High Point6Plains of South Louisiana 
63.JeffersonJefferson Parish High Point5Plains of South Louisiana1
64.TerrebonneTerrebonne Parish High Point4Plains of South Louisiana0

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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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