Washington Parish Tourism Commission
Welcome to Washington Parish, Louisiana, one of the most scenic rural parishes in the state --our beautiful countryside of rolling hills, pine forests, farms, waterways, and rural backroads! We invite you to fish, hunt, canoe, "tube", and drive our Scenic Byways of Highways 10 & 21 and points beyond and in between. Good food, festivals, local heritage, and the largest free fair in the nation are just some of the offerings in our little corner of the state, or the "toe of the boot".
Washington Parish can be accessed using the Amite, LA exit off I-55 via Hwy 16 east, the Hwy 190/Covington/Mandeville exit off I-12 via Hwys 21 or 25 north of/at Covington, or the Pearl River, LA exit off I-59 via Hwy 41 (Bush/Sun) to Hwy 21 or Hwy 16. Also, the Poplarville, MS exit off I-59 via MS Hwy 26 to LA Hwy 10 at Bogalusa. LA Hwy 10 is the main east/west Hwy across Washington Parish. Other access points from the north are MS Hwy 27 at Tylertown and MS Hwy 35 at Columbia from US Hwy 98. Washington Street is Hwy 10 within the city limits of Franklinton.