Grand Isle, Jefferson's southern most tip, features seven miles of beachfront. Beaches are a grand getaway for fishing, crabbing, boating & swimming. Offshore charter boat excursions are available as well as inland marsh fishing. Boasting over 280 species of fish, Grand Isle is a fisherman's paradise. The Grand Isle State Park features camping, paddling, nature and bird watching trails, as well as an observation tower. Grand Isle is also home to the Grand Isle International Tarpon Rodeo, the oldest fishing tournament in the United States.
The Town of Jean Lafitte, a coastal community founded by the infamous pirate Jean Lafitte, is rich in history and tradition. Lafitte is best known for its scenic bayou hideaways and swamps. Fish from the marshes and bayous, or take an exciting chartered excursion. Lafitte's Nature Study Boardwalk, a hidden gem, is an amazing one mile journey through beautiful plants and native animals.
The city of Westwego is steeped in history and abundant in nature. This unique metro area features the 600-acre Bayou Segnette State Park, with hiking & birding trails, a wave pool, campgrounds and fishing. The historic district features the Fisheries & Farmer's Market offering the catch of the day, fresh seafood, produce and local art.
Marrero's Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve, offers bayous, swamps, hardwood forests and over eight miles of boardwalk and hard trails. It provides visitors the opportunity to fish, hike and discover the hidden wetlands!
The city of Kenner is nestled between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain. Kenner is home to the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, Rivertown and Laketown. Enjoy the scenic 30-acres of lakefront access; launch your boat for a day of sailing or fishing in Laketown along Lake Pontchartrain.
New Orleans’ Playful Neighbor
Nestled next to our famous neighbor, New Orleans, Jefferson offers a vibrant night life, as well as the quiet serenity of a nature walk. Our communities are comprised historic homes, fishing piers,... See More
Location: Gretna, Kenner, Westwego
Go beyond the history of the city of New Orleans and take a more in depth look at the history of the Mississippi River region. Jefferson hugs both the east and west banks of the Mississippi and plays... See More
A Culinary Craze
Jefferson Parish restaurants are among Louisiana’s best, offering the freshest ingredients, specialty dishes and friendly staff. Louisiana is known as a culinary epicenter offering a variety of... See More
The Beautiful Bayou
Location: Jean Lafitte
Discover the natural wonders of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. With a unique ecosystem the preserve is a representative example of the delta's environment, containing natural... See More
Louisiana's Only Inhabited Barrier Island
Location: Grand Isle
The State of Louisiana maintains a mile of beach front at Grand Isle State Park on the easternmost staying e park looks out toward nearby Grand Terre island, once the lair of the legendary pirate (or... See More