St. Bernard Parish

AT A GLANCE

Parish Area

  • Total - 1794 sq. miles
  • Land - 465 sq. miles
  • Water - 1329 sq. miles

St. Bernard Parish Map

St. Bernard welcomes you to a place of rich heritage and tradition that embraces a sense of community and small town charm on the edge of a big city. Located just 5 miles from New Orleans, the city’s scenic beauty, cultural treasures, and beautiful waterways will make you yearn to remain in its tranquil surroundings. From annual festivals to world-class fishing to the Chalmette Battlefield, New Orleans’ most historic neighbor has plenty to offer to provide visitors a truly memorable experience! 

St. Bernard Parish Spotlight

World-class fishing in a down home setting!  That’s the simplest way to describe your fishing adventure of a lifetime in beautiful St. Bernard Parish, minutes away from downtown New Orleans.  Imagine catching limits of redfish and “speckled” trout combined with hospitality unequaled anywhere--that’s what awaits you here in “The Parish.”
 
We offer the best inshore fishing anywhere, with the friendliest and most professional fishing guides around. Your adventure will be much more than just wetting a line.  Pristine marsh lands teem with wildlife and are not only the gateway to fantastic fishing, but a built-in nature tour. First time fisherman or the most seasoned angler, our guides know where and how to put you on the fish. When is the best time to come? As soon as you can!

Hopedale, Delacroix and Shell Beach are legendary names that spark excitement in anyone that has ever put a rod in their hand. The action will be fast and furious and you’ll likely want to quit before the fish do.  Primary targets are redfish and speckled trout, but you’ll also encounter other species such as flounder, sheepshead and black drum.

Stay in comfortable lodges mere steps from your guide’s boat.  You’ll be immersed in the heart of local fishing communities famous for providing fresh Louisiana seafood.  You won’t leave hungry as St. Bernard has dozens of home-town eateries where you can feast on the freshest seafood and delicious local cuisine.

While in town, visit Los Islenos Museum & Village, the last vestige of Spanish Colonial Louisiana, bird watch, camp, or swim at St. Bernard State Park, or take a tour of the Chalmette Battlefield, site of the Battle of New Orleans.

Your adventure will prove much more than just a fishing trip. You’ll return home with a lifetime of memories and many new friends!