River Parishes Tourist Commission

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Who Are We

The River Parishes Tourist Commission is the official destination marketing organization for Louisiana’s River Parishes and is the driving force behind tourism to the area. A political subdivision of the State of Louisiana organization representing St. Charles, St. James and St. John the Baptist Parishes, the commission offers assistance to visitors, advocacy to its stakeholders, and helps stimulate the region’s economic growth by promoting Louisiana’s River Parishes as a premier travel destination. Feel free to contact us for more information about travel to Louisiana or if you need any assistance. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

Public Notice 

River Parishes Tourist Commissioners

Elizabeth Joseph, Chairwoman – St. John the Baptist Parish

Terrance Jones, Vice-Chairman –St. James Parish

Camella Landry, Treasurer/Secretary – St. James Parish

Paul AucoinSt. James Parish

Ricardo SmithSt. Charles Parish

Robert Taylor Sr. – St. John the Baptist Parish

Tracy SmithSt. Charles Parish

Kevin Patel – St. John the Baptist Parish

Noble BenoitSt. Charles Parish

Steven Bourgeois – St. James Parish 


Denise Burrell – Deputy Director of Operations

Email: denise@lariverparishes.com / Ph. 985.359.0372

Willma Harvey, CTP, CTIS, CDME, CGMP – Director of Sales and Business Development

Email: willma@lariverparishes.com / Ph. 985.359.2783

Andre Watkins – Senior Marketing Manager

Email: andre@lariverparishes.com / Ph. 985.359.2785

Upcoming Meetings

June 15, 2023
July 20, 2023
August 17, 2023
September 21, 2023
October 19, 2023
November 16, 2023
December 14, 2023

Meeting Minutes & Agendas

May 18, 2023

Special Budget   

Agenda                                Video

April 20, 2023

Agenda            Minute       Video

March 16, 2023

Agenda            Minutes       Video

February 16, 2023

Agenda           Minutes        Video

January 18, 2023 

Agenda           Minutes

December 15, 2022

Agenda           Minutes

[Board Meeting Archives]

Fight Fraud, Waste & Abuse

Public Records Request

Requests for Public Records should be sent to the Custodian of Record –  PublicRecords@lariverparishes.com, FAX 985-359-2595, 671 Belle Terre Blvd, LaPlace LA 70068


Start Planning. PICK AN ITINERARY.

Discover Exciting Ways to Explore

Make planning your next vacation to Louisiana's River Parishes easy. Use one of our trip itineraries to get started.


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New Orleans PLANTATIONS Country

Explore the 10 historic estates in the River Parishes of Louisiana and discover the stories rooted in their past.

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New Orleans SWAMP Country

Create memories learning the folklore of our swamps and viewing gators in their natural habitat.

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Andouille was created here, so get out and try the local smokehouses that each have their own version of the "best".

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The region out here is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts to explore and find adventure.

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Lac Des Allmands

Famous for catfish, Lac Des Allemands is a haven for outdoor sportsmen.

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Enjoyed around the world, Perique can only be grown and processed out here.

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Cajun and Creole cuisine are as necessary to our culture as the people who make it.

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Tour buses, shuttles and local airports are all transportation options for the River Parishes.

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Louisiana's River Parishes offers a wide range of lodging options from rustic and quaint to upscale and luxurious.

STILL Have Questions? Drop us a line AND REQUEST A VISITORS GUIDE.