East Carroll Parish

East Carroll Parish is located in the northeastern corner of Louisiana; parish seat is Lake Providence.

East Carroll Parish is located in the northeastern corner of Louisiana; parish seat is Lake Providence.

Open the northern door to Louisiana, and drive the Bienville Trace, Poverty Point Parkway, and Grant’s Marsh Scenic Byways along the natural landscape of East Carroll and West Carroll Parishes. Come and experience rich plantation farm systems, Louisiana cotton and Mississippi River delta culture as you drive to prehistoric Poverty Point and historic Grant’s March of the Vicksburg Campaign. A seven-mile drive along cypress-studded oxbow lake, Lake Providence opens doors to National Register Historic district and Victorian Byerley House Visitors Center and Park with scenic natural lakes and rivers. Hunt “delta deer” in Wildlife Management Area, go birding from eagles to egrets, and enjoy water sports on Lake Providence. Open the doors to a Mennonite Bakery, antique shops, and gift shops before you visit the haunted doors in Transylvania. Christmas doors and more than 200 trees illuminate “Lights Along the Lake” in December. For more information on East Carroll Parish, contact Doorway to Louisiana, 600 Lake Street, Lake Providence, LA 71254, and (318) 559-5125.

Port of Lake Providence – Located on the Mississippi River at mile 484 A.H.P. in the northeast corner of Louisiana in East Carroll Parish. The Port is a shallow draft port with a Corps of Engineers maintained channel depth of 9 feet situation on 284 acres with 25 acres of flood free hydraulic fill and four berths.
For More information: Contact Lake Providence Port
Commission; Rt. 1, Box 3912; Lake Providence, LA 71254
Telephone: (318) 559- 2365

Parish Seat

Lake Providence


Town of Lake Providence – Robert “Bobby” Amaker, Jr.

Parish Government

East Carroll Parish Police Jury
400 First Street
Lake Providence, LA 71254
Telephone: 318-559-2256
Fax: 318-559-1502
Email: ecpj@bayou.com

President – Joseph Jackson
Vice President – Kendall Thompson
Secretary/Treasurer – Elisha Lucas

Police Jury Members
District 1: Ralph Coleman
District 2: Kofe Darden-Hawkins
District 3: Joseph Jackson
District 4: Kendall Thompson
District 5: Lee Denny

More information about the Louisiana Police Jury


Contact this Parish

Doorway to Louisiana
600 Lake Street
Lake Providence, LA 71254
(318) 559-5125

For more information, contact the following partners listed in the partners section

  • Lake Providence Port Commission
  • Lake Providence Chamber of Commerce
  • Leadership Conference of Women Religions
  • Northeast Delta Community Development Corporation

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Quick Facts about East Carroll Parish
Land area 421.5 square miles (269,744 acres)
Water area 21.0 square miles (13,449 acres)
Location Latitude 32.73 degrees North, Longitude 91.24 degrees West
Estimated population (2011) 7,630
Major highways US highway 65(north/south)
In 2011 health care was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $25,896.
Demographics for East Carroll Parish
People and Income Overview
(by place of residence)
Population (2011) 7,630
Growth (since 2010) -1.7%
Households (2011) 2,862
Labor Force (persons in 2011) 2,309
Unemployment Rate (2011) 14.9%
Per Capita Personal Income (2011) $20,767
Median Household Income (2011) $25,267
Poverty Rate (2011) 40.8%
High School Diploma or more – Adults 25+ (2011) 67.5%
Bachelor’s Degree or more – Adults 25+ (2011) 9.7%
Industry Overview (2011)
(by place of work)
Covered Employment 1,866
Average wage per job $35,256
Manufacturing – all jobs in Parish 4.2%
Average wage per job $26,104
Transportation and Warehousing – all jobs in Parish 3.1%
Average wage per job $30,888
Healthcare, Social Assistance – all jobs in Parish 20.9%
Average wage per job $25,896
Finance and Insurance – all jobs in Parish 3.5%
Average wage per job $42,016