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Louisiana Parish High Points

Showing Ben Lostracco'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.BossierBossier Parish High Point470Ouachita Foothills230 
2.BienvilleDriskill Mountain535Ouachita Foothills2251999-02-17
3.SabineSabine Parish High Point490Plains of South Louisiana1902009-08-21
4.ClaiborneAthens Lookout500Ouachita Foothills  
4.VernonVernon Parish High Point484Plains of South Louisiana  
4.WebsterWebster Parish High Point480Ouachita Foothills 2013-02-21 a
4.NatchitochesBig Hill Lookout430Plains of South Louisiana  
4.LincolnLincoln Parish High Point420Ouachita Foothills 2013-02-21 b
4.De SotoDe Soto Parish High Point415Plains of South Louisiana  
4.CaddoCaddo Parish High Point410Plains of East Texas  
4.WashingtonWashington Parish High Point371Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
4.TangipahoaTangipahoa Parish High Point361Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
4.Saint HelenaSaint Helena Parish High Point360Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
4.West FelicianaWest Feliciana Parish High Point360Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
4.East FelicianaEast Feliciana Parish High Point358Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
4.JacksonJackson Parish High Point350Ouachita Foothills  
4.WinnWinn Parish High Point350Ouachita Foothills  
4.CatahoulaChalk Hills320Ouachita Foothills  
4.La SalleLa Salle Parish High Point320Ouachita Foothills  
4.Red RiverRed River Parish High Point320Ouachita Foothills  
4.RapidesRapides Parish High Point310Plains of South Louisiana  
4.GrantGrant Parish High Point300Ouachita Foothills  
4.OuachitaOuachita Parish High Point290Ouachita Foothills 2013-02-21 c
4.UnionUnion Parish High Point283Ouachita Foothills  
4.CaldwellCaldwell Parish High Point261Ouachita Foothills  
4.BeauregardBeauregard Parish High Point215Plains of South Louisiana  
4.Saint TammanySaint Tammany Parish High Point206Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
4.AllenAllen Parish High Point190Plains of South Louisiana  
4.IberiaWeeks Island171Plains of South Louisiana 2011-01-13 b
4.MorehouseMorehouse Parish High Point171Ouachita Foothills  
4.East Baton RougeEast Baton Rouge Parish High Point140Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
4.EvangelineEvangeline Parish High Point140Plains of South Louisiana  
4.West CarrollWest Carroll Parish High Point140Ouachita Foothills  
4.East CarrollEast Carroll Parish High Point138Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
4.FranklinFranklin Parish High Point135Ouachita Foothills  
4.MadisonMadison Parish High Point115Ouachita Foothills  
4.LivingstonLivingston Parish High Point110Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
4.RichlandRichland Parish High Point105Ouachita Foothills  
4.AvoyellesAvoyelles Parish High Point100Ouachita Foothills  
4.Saint MarySaint Mary Parish High Point97Plains of South Louisiana  
4.CalcasieuCalcasieu Parish High Point95Plains of South Louisiana  
4.TensasTensas Parish High Point90Ouachita Foothills  
4.ConcordiaConcordia Parish High Point80Ouachita Foothills  
4.Saint LandrySaint Landry Parish High Point80Plains of South Louisiana  
4.Pointe CoupeePointe Coupee Parish High Point65Plains of South Louisiana  
4.AcadiaAcadia Parish High Point57Plains of South Louisiana  
4.LafayetteLafayette Parish High Point56Plains of South Louisiana  
4.Jefferson DavisJefferson Davis Parish High Point55Plains of South Louisiana  
4.West Baton RougeWest Baton Rouge Parish High Point45Plains of South Louisiana  
4.IbervilleIberville Parish High Point40Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
4.Saint MartinSaint Martin Parish High Point40Plains of South Louisiana  
4.AscensionAscension Parish High Point30Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
4.Saint JamesSaint James Parish High Point30Plains of South Louisiana  
4.VermilionVermilion Parish High Point27Plains of South Louisiana  
4.Saint John the BaptistSaint John the Baptist Parish High Point25Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
4.AssumptionAssumption Parish High Point22Plains of South Louisiana  
4.Saint BernardSaint Bernard Parish High Point22Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
4.CameronCameron Parish High Point20Plains of South Louisiana 2011-01-15 a
4.LafourcheLafourche Parish High Point20Plains of South Louisiana 2011-01-12 e
4.OrleansOrleans Parish High Point20Plains of South Louisiana  
4.PlaqueminesPlaquemines Parish High Point20Plains of South Louisiana  
4.Saint CharlesSaint Charles Parish High Point20Plains of South Louisiana  
4.JeffersonJefferson Parish High Point15Plains of South Louisiana  
4.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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