Plaquemines Parish

PLAQUEMINES PARISH - AT A GLANCE

Parish Area

  • Total - 2429 sq. miles
  • Land - 845 sq. miles
  • Water - 1584 sq. miles

Plaquemines Parish MapPlaquemines Parish located in Southeast Louisiana is a World Class Fishing Destination. The mighty Mississippi River that runs through Plaquemines Parish makes it the Gateway to the Gulf of Mexico and the world. This area is fed by an abundance of both fresh and saltwater making our fishing habitats second to none, in the variety and size of our fish species. Plaquemines is also home to over 78 fresh and saltwater lakes and is spread out over hundreds of miles of coastline. Come to the premier fishing adventure destination in North America to see what our liberal limits and friendly people can do to satisfy your quest for Big Time Fishing. You can fish anywhere, but you catch fish in Plaquemines Parish.

Plaquemines Parish - Destination Spotlight

Are you looking for fishing paradise? Plaquemines Parish, LA is a World Class Fishing Destination and is home to 78 lakes and hundreds of miles of coastline. No matter what you’re looking to catch the offshore, freshwater and saltwater wetlands here in Plaquemines Parish have some of the greatest variety and numbers of fish in North America.
    
You can catch fish anywhere, but you catch fish in Plaquemines Parish. Plaquemines Parish plays host to national, regional and local fishing tournaments all year round. Areas like Buras, Empire, Myrtle Grove, Pointe a la Hache and Venice have been featured on countless great outdoor shows for years. And now is a more affordable time then ever to have that fishing adventure you have always wanted. Our local marinas, charter captains, restaurants and hotels are open and ready for your business.

Many of our historic locations Parish wide have reopened and are FREE to the public. Fort Jackson reopened late in 2011, and is now open to visitors daily for tours of the historic Civil War fort. The Fort is located in Boothville, and is open Monday – Friday from 9 am – 3:30 pm.
    
For a complete listing of festivals, tournaments, marina locations, fishing guides, lodging, restaurants and to investigate historic areas logon to the Plaquemines Parish Tourism website at www.plaqueminestourism.com