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 

The public is hereby notified the River Parishes Tourist Commission Regular Board meeting will be held at 5:00 pm on Thursday, September 21, 2023, has been rescheduled to Thursday, September 28, 2023, in the Port of South Louisiana Board Room at 1720 LA Highway 44, Reserve, LA 70084.

River Parishes Tourist Commissioners

Elizabeth Joseph, Chairwoman – St. John the Baptist Parish

Terrence Jones, Vice-Chairman –St. James Parish

Camella Landry, Treasurer/Secretary – St. 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 – Executive Director

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

September 28, 2023
October 19, 2023
November 16, 2023
December 14, 2023

Meeting Minutes & Agendas

August 24, 2023

Agenda                       Video

July 20,2023

Agenda         Minutes             Video

June 22, 2023

Agenda – Special Committee meeting       Minutes       Video

Agenda – Special Meeting                             Minutes

June 15, 2023 – Not Held


May 18, 2023

Special Budget       Minutes

Agenda             Minutes                   Video


[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.