Welcome to the "City of Hospitality." Tucked between the swamps of the Atchafalaya and the bustling state capitol of Baton Rouge is a parish rich with legend and mystery, where tales of survival and triumph are central to its core.
The Mississippi River and the Intracoastal Waterway, which run through the parish, add the option of barge and even ocean-going water travel. The Port of Greater Baton Rouge, the sixth largest port in the country, is only 12 miles away, providing a deep water shipping facility that handles bulk commodities and can load or unload ocean-going vessels and barges. In addition, the Intracoastal Waterway provides a shortcut of 130 miles to the Gulf of Mexico.