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  • Plaquemines Parish Plaquemines Parish is Louisiana's southernmost Parish where the great Mississippi River meets the Gulf of Mexico. The Parish is a region of ecological wonder with its many waterways, fishing and hunting grounds, and the best Citrus in the Country.
  • Plaquemines Sky ViewFrom the Empire Highrise you get a great view of the Delta Marina and the Mississippi River.
  • Woodland PlantationWoodland Plantation, in West Pointe à la Hache, Louisiana, is the mansion depicted in A Home on the Mississippi, an 1871 lithograph which later was licensed for use on the label of Southern Comfort after prohibition ended.
  • Orange FestThis year we are celebrating the 66th Anniversary of the Plaquemines Parish Fair & Orange Festival held annually the first full weekend of December. The festival will be held at Historic Fort Jackson in Buras, Louisiana, THE HOME OF THE ORANGE FESTIVAL.
  • Seafood IndustryWith the seafood industry being one of the leading sources of income and highest employers in Louisiana, Plaquemines Parish produces millions of pounds of shrimp, oysters, crabs and fish annually.
  • Plaquemines Parish Seafood FestivalThe Plaquemines Parish Seafood Festival celebrates the rich heritage of the people of Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. Visitors will enjoy great local seafood and other unique, local food specialties. The festival offers continuous live music from popular local bands, and traditional Cajun music. Visitors will also enjoy crafts from local artisans, carnival rides, sandbagging contests, and the Seafood Queen Pageant. And there are helicopter rides that offer a view of the region and the Mississippi River.
  • OystersPlaquemines has a significant seafood industry. The parish exports millions of pounds of shrimp, crab, oysters, and fish annually.
  • Local MarketsPlaquemines Parish is well known for the finest in fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables, available through local commercial outlets and numerous roadside outlets lining the major highways in the corridor. Small neighborhood commercial areas serve the communities along Highway 23 to Venice, and Highway 39 to Bohemia.
  • Old Belle Chasse FerryThe Belle Chasse – Scarsdale Ferry is a ferry across the Mississippi River in the U.S. state of Louisiana, connecting Belle Chasse and Scarsdale. The ferry opened in August 1959 and was originally free. Today, it carries a $1 toll for 2-axle vehicles, $2 for vehicles with at least 3 axles, and $.50 for motorcycles. The ferry is maintained by Plaquemines Parish.
  • A Sportman's ParadiseCatch big fish and big fun in Plaquemines Parish Louisiana. Just 30 minutes south of New Orleans, Plaquemines Parish known for its world-class fishing.
  • Fort JacksonFort Jackson is a decommissioned masonry fort located some 40 miles (64 km) up river from the mouth of the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. It was constructed as a coastal defense of New Orleans between 1822 and 1832, and was a battle site in the American Civil War.[3] It is a National Historic Landmark. It was damaged in Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and its condition is threatened.
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news Belle Chasse Tunnel to Close Overnight for Cleaning
BELLE CHASSE, LA - The Belle Chasse Tunnel will be closed to vehicular traffic on Wednesday, December 17, from 7 pm to 2 am and on Thursday, December 18, from 7 pm to 4 am for cleaning.
Posted:Wed, Dec 17 2014 09:12 am
news Highway 23 Closure for Renovations
BELLE CHASSE, LA – Highway 23, Belle Chasse Highway, is currently undergoing major renovations including the addition of turning lanes on the highway in the Belle Chasse area.
Posted:Mon, Dec 15 2014 01:52 pm
news Plaquemines Parish releases Multiyear Implementation Plan for RESTORE Funding
On April 20, 2010 the Deepwater Horizon oil spill occurred in the Gulf of Mexico releasing a significant amount of oil and affecting wildlife, fisheries, and livelihoods across the Gulf and especially in Plaquemines Parish.
Posted:Wed, Dec 10 2014 09:20 am
news End of Hurricane Season for Plaquemines Parish
BELLE CHASSE, LA- This year's quiet hurricane season has come to an end.
Posted:Mon, Dec 08 2014 12:55 pm
news Judge Perez Bridge: Lawmakers get extra hour for rush traffic
BELLE CHASSE – State Representative Chris Leopold (R-Belle Chasse) announcedtoday that the request to lessen rush hour traffic snarls at the Judge Perez Bridge on State Highway 23 has been granted by the U.
Posted:Mon, Dec 01 2014 03:51 pm
news No Garbage Collection Due to Holiday
PLAQUEMINES PARISH, LA -- Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, there will be no garbage collection on Thursday, November 27, 2014 and Friday, November 28, 2014.
Posted:Wed, Nov 26 2014 09:48 am
news Highway 23 Closure Update
Highway 23, Belle Chasse Highway, will have the left lane closures to traffic in both directions from H Street to Kappa Street, starting Monday, November 10, 2014.
Posted:Fri, Nov 14 2014 08:27 am

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