Greater Pointe Coupee Chamber Of Commerce


2506 False River Dr.
New Roads LA 70760

Today, Pointe Coupee Parish is best known for its agriculture, recreation and tourism industries. It is also the home of LA Generating's Big Cajun I & II electric generating stations as well as the Nan-Ya Plastics Industrial Complex. Agriculture is the largest income-producer in Pointe Coupee Parish, with gross revenues of about $50 million annually. Pointe Coupee is the top pecan-producing parish in the state, with some of the best quality nuts grown anywhere. The fastest expanding crops in the parish are sugar cane and cotton while soybeans, corn, wheat and grain sorghum (milo) are other major crops. Livestock production of beef cattle is another major agricultural force in the region.   False River, considered a trophy bass lake, has held the state record for the largest bass caught although all water sports are enjoyed here. In upper Pointe Coupee Parish is Old River, a smaller oxbow-shaped lake with great fishing and recreation potential.   The French plantation country heritage of Pointe Coupee Parish is evident in the many historic homes of the area, many of which are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. A unique feature of these Pointe Coupee homes is that these are truly family homes - none are museum only restorations. Pointe Coupee is also graced with elegantly refurbished Bed and Breakfast opportunities