FISHING, FUN, & FESTIVALS AROUND VENICE, LOUISIANA
Why has Venice, La., earned the nickname “The end of the world”? Because Venice, which is south of New Orleans, is the last community in Louis iana that can be accessed by an automobile! It is literally the end of the Great River Road.
Venice is 75 miles south of New Orleans and across the Mississippi River on the west bank. The highway to Venice (Hwy. LA-23N) ends at the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. In 2019, its resident population was 202, the median age was 38, and the median household income was $52,054.
Venice LA is a fishing community and the economy of Venice is based on the fishing industry. Although inshore fishing is popular in much of Louisiana, Venice is known for the finest offshore fishing charters in the world.
Venice is located in Plaquemines Parish, a long, thin parish (county) that includes land on either side of the Mississippi River. The parish stretches fro