Port Barre is home of the Bayou Teche RV Park which is located at the junction of Bayous Teche and Courtableau. The site of this small camping park was a French Trading Post a mere 250 years ago where a "courier de bois" and his partner traded whiskey with the Opelousas Indians in exchange for furs and other goods. Today, the RV Park plays host to many tourists and travelers and offers a variety of things, including a little history, great fishing and sight-seeing. Today, Port Barre is a thriving community with many industries providing jobs for our townspeople as well as those in the surrounding area. We have a trucking company, a large multi-storage facility and several gas stations, just to name a few, in addition to the many farmers and other small businesses that provide goods and services. Port Barre flourishes economically and will continue to grow in the future. Port Barre plays host to numerous festivals and attractions, including the Lions Club Cracklin Festival, held on the second full weekend of November. Veterans' Memorial Park is also a historic attraction being the home to one of the largest and oldest oak trees in the nation, which has been placed in the National Historical Register. It's definitely worth the drive to be greeted by warm, gracious people ready to open their hearts and doors to you and give you a taste of what the Cajun culture is all about.
Our Ambassador of Tourism is Don LeBlanc, who is instrumental in bringing the out of town travelers to our quaint community. He can be reached at (337)585-6251.