Lafourche Parish

AT A GLANCE

Parish Area

  • Total - 1473 sq. miles
  • Land - 1085 sq. miles
  • Water - 388 sq. miles

Just 45 minutes from New Orleans, Lafourche Parish is a Louisiana coastal paradise that celebrates a deep Cajun lifestyle. As you travel along the bayou, you’ll understand the essence of this area through its culture dating back centuries. Whether you’re enjoying some delicious jambalaya, a bowl of hot gumbo, or any of our other Cajun delicacies, you’ll realize the most important ingredient is the spirit of our people.

Here you can paddle the bayou like Jean Lafitte, explore the beauty of the swamps on an airboat or swamp tour, or spend the day on the bayou catching as many fish as your cooler can carry. Outdoor excitement is year-round just like the many festivals and events that celebrate our culture, heritage, and food.

Whether traveling “Up the Bayou” to Thibodaux or “Down the Bayou” to Golden Meadow, visitors can experience true Bayou Life. While enjoying all of these amazing experiences, stay in your choice of hotels, bed & breakfasts, or campgrounds.

There are adventures around every bend in Bayou Lafourche, and we invite you to leave your cares behind and experience a different kind of life, the Bayou Life.

For more information on attractions, hotels, and dining, visit www.visitlafourche.com.