Jefferson Parish


Parish Area

  • Total - 643 sq. miles
  • Land - 336 sq. miles
  • Water - 307 sq. miles

Jefferson Parish map

Jefferson is a sportsman's paradise. Whether it's a quiet get away walking through a lush nature trail, an adventurous deep water excursion, biking or paddling that you seek, come experience Jefferson! The diverse region of Jefferson allows you the ability to explore nature yet remain close enough to the action of the city. You can charter an experienced local fisherman to fish in the serene setting of Jean Lafitte, or cast off the coast of Grand Isle, home of the annual International Tarpon Rodeo. Ride the biking trails snaking the banks of the mighty Mississippi River, or navigate the unique waterways and bayous by canoe or kayak. Explore abundant wildlife and vegetation along the nature and birding trails in the Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, Grand Isle State Park, and Bayou Segnette State Park.

Fishing, just like in many Louisiana coastal communities, is a 365 day adventure in Jefferson and with our liberal limits there will be plenty for you to bring home. Each season brings about new challenges for anglers. Whether saltwater or fresh, Jefferson has the perfect "fishing hole" for you. Winter is the perfect season for catching freshwater crappies or sac-au-lait.  Spring delivers the cats, flathead and blues, while the summer heat brings on the redfish and tarpon. Autumn brings large-mouth bass teeming in our marshes and rivers. Find detailed information on fishing  and rodeos by visiting Like us on Facebook at Fish    

Experience one of our many festivals celebrating our great heritage and culture.  Throw your hands up at the Family Gras Carnival Festival featuring parades, music and cuisine, or kick up your heels at the Gretna Heritage Festival dancing to the sounds of Louisiana zydeco.  Treat your taste buds at the Lafitte Seafood Festival, experience the spiritual and cultural pageantry of the Blessing of the Fleet Festival in Grand Isle, learn the Cajun-Two-Step at the Wego Cajun Festival, and delight in the festivities of the Pecan Festival, the Oyster Festival, and more.  Visit for a complete list of festivals.  

Golfing more your sport?  Jefferson is home to the 250 acre TPC of Louisiana just across the Mississippi River from New Orleans.  TPC of Louisiana was designed by Pete Dye, who created the flagship layout for the PGA TOUR.  TPC is home of the annual PGA Zurich Classic of New Orleans.  Chateau Golf & Country Club is a premier residential and championship golf complex boasting a 50,000 square foot clubhouse, and a competitive 72 par 18-hole golf course featuring strategically placed sand bunkers and water hazards.

Begin your adventure by contacting the Jefferson CVB toll free 1-877-572-7474 or visit