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Louisiana Topographical Map

On a topographical map, sometimes called a topo map, contour lines are often used to join points of equal elevation above sea level and color gradations may depict elevation ranges between the contour lines.  Topographical maps are often used to determine areas and routes where the terrain is fairly level or where steep slopes exist.  This page includes both static and interactive topographical maps of Louisiana.

Static Louisiana Topo Map

This section features a topographical map of Louisiana as well as a map legend that specifies elevation ranges and indicates their corresponding map colors. 

Louisiana topo map


Map Legend

elevation legend
boundaries, rivers, and lakes legend

Louisiana Topographical Features

Louisiana's highest elevation is Driskill Mountain, which rises to 535 feet above sea level.  Louisiana's lowest elevation is sea level, at the Gulf Of Mexico.  Louisiana is a coastal plain whose elevation rises slightly toward the northwest.  Major rivers in Louisiana include the Mississippi, Red, and Sabine.

Interactive Louisiana Topo Map

This section features a topographical map that can be zoomed and panned to show the entire State of Louisiana or a small portion of the state.  To zoom in or out on the map, use the plus (+) button or the minus (-) button, respectively.  To pan the map in any direction, simply swipe it or drag it in that direction.  At high zoom levels, the contour lines on this Louisiana map can help outdoorsmen, land developers, and others to plan their routes and activities more efficiently. 

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Louisiana Topo Map