About the Port of Krotz Springs
“The Gateway to the Atchafalaya”
The Port of Krotz Springs is located one mile south of U.S. Highway 190, 20 miles north of U.S. Interstate 10 and 20 miles east of U.S. Interstate 49.
Located south of Simmesport, the Port is situated at mile 47.5 on the Atchafalaya River south of the juncture of the Atchafalaya River with the Mississippi River. The Port is 76 miles north of the intersection of the Atchafalaya River with the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway at Morgan City.
The Atchafalaya River is maintained at a depth of 12 feet by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. At the port, the channel is approximately 1,000 feet wide, providing ample clearances for anchorage and fleeting.
The Port is located adjacent to State Hwy. 105, and one mile south of U.S. Hwy. 190. The nearest rail service is 2 miles away and is provided by Union Pacific Railroad. The nearest Interstate Highway is U.S. I-49 located 17 miles west of the Port. U.S. I-10 can be accessed from U.S. I-49 or by traveling 40 miles east to Baton Rouge.
The Port is located on 134 acres of riverfront property, half of which is occupied. Electricity, water and gas are available onsite. An additional 200 acres of riverfront property has recently been purchased for future development.
|1: Central LA Regional Port||2: Avoyelles||3: Baton Rouge||4: Caddo-Bossier||5: Columbia||6: Fourchon|
|7: Grand Isle||8: Greater Ouachita||9: Iberia||10: Greater Krotz Springs||11: Lake Charles||12: Lake Providence|
|13: LIGTT||14: Madison||15: Manchac||16: Mermentau||17: Morgan City||18: Natchitoches|
|19: New Orleans||20: Plaquemines||21: Pointe Coupee||22: Red River||23: South Louisiana||24: St. Bernard|
|25: Terrebonne||26: Twin Parish||27: Vermilion||28: Vidalia||29: Vinton||30: West Calcasieu|
|31: West Calcasieu||32: West St. Mary|
The Greater Krotz Springs Port Commission was created by Act No 228 of the 1956 regular session of the Louisiana Legislature to regulate commerce and industry along the Atchafalaya River, and to construct and operate port facilities. A support staff manages the Port’s daily affairs to ensure operations run smoothly.
The Port Commission is responsible for 134 acres of Atchafalaya River waterfront property adjacent to State Highway 105, and one mile south of U.S. Highway 190, which the Port develops, markets, leases, administers, manages and maintains. Its jurisdiction includes approximately 400 acres and stretches along the riverfront from the intersection of Main St. and Levee Rd. and southward all the way to the end of Frank Diesi Rd. The Port’s operating portfolio is comprised of over 30 aboveground storage tanks, industrial and maritime leases, warehouse and office facilities, and fishing and hunting leases.
Board of Commissioners
The Port of Krotz Springs is governed by a Board of Commissioners consisting of 11 members who are appointed for varying terms by diverse appointing authorities within St. Landry Parish, including the City of Opelousas (2), the City of Eunice (2), the Town of Krotz Springs (2), the St. Landry Parish Municipal Association (2) and the St. Landry Parish Government (3).
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