Port Allen, Louisiana, is the parish seat of West Baton Rouge Parish. Port Allen is a community with about 5,300 residents situated on the west bank of the Mississippi River. The city is located between U.S. Highway 190 and Interstate 10 about nine miles west of Baton Rouge. The deep water port here is one of the top ten ports in the United States.
Port Allen was first settled in 1809, although it was called St. Michel until 1878. At that time, the community was named after General Henry Watkins Allen, the last Confederate governor of Louisiana. Port Allen was first incorporated as a village in 1916.
Parks and Recreation
The 6,000-acre Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
offers extensive recreational opportunities. Kids enjoy a both a splash park and a playground. Hikers that enjoy the many trails may see whitetail deer, black bears, armadillos, bobcats and alligators. The park offers primitive campsites that one must canoe to. The boat launch is available to boaters and fishermen.
Attractions and Activities
Blue Bayou Water Park
offers dramatic water slides like High Water Slide, a seven-story-high serpentine slide. The Ragin' Cajun is a twin speed slide that's eight stories high. There are more than 20 water-based attractions at Blue Bayou. Right next to Blue Bayou is the Dixie Landin' Amusement Park. Dixie Landin' offers 29 rides, including four roller coasters. In the kids section is the Delta Crop Duster, a ride in a bi-plane that travels up and down. On Gasoline Alley, children can "drive" Model T cars.
Residents enjoy many special events
like Port Allen Bonfires on the Mississippi River and the West Baton Rouge Parish Fair. The Lagniappe Dulcimer Fete Festival, SugarFest and the Oldies but Goodies Fest all attract crowds as well.
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