Welcome to Delcambre!

We are Shrimp! Whether you want to buy a few pounds of fresh gulf shrimp for a family meal, or whether you want to come out and catch your own. You can do that and a lot more in Delcambre! (pronounced del-come.) Mostly, we want you to experience our hospitality, our culture, and our heritage. After all, even our name says Welcome!


To buy fresh gulf shrimp and other seafood, visit Delcambre Direct Seafood. It provides the means for you to contact a shrimper or fisher directly. There is no easier way to purchase guaranteed fresh shrimp and seafood. If you are a shrimper or fisher and want to sell your catch, sign up for the program here. 

Our Port is the hub of the shrimping industry. We have the farthest inland port in south central Louisiana with direct access to Vermilion Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. That makes us unique in that we can offer easy access to a waterfront environment with associated amenities such as a recreational marina, a seafood market, an improved boat landing with expanded vehicle parking, a fish and observation pier, and, in the future, shops, restaurants, and a boardwalk. Delcambre also has waterfront residential properties for sale. 
For recreational boaters and sportsmen, our newly construct 32 slip Marina is open for long term and overnight rentals. It can accompany parking for recreational vessels along with dockside services and facilities. 
We also have an Industrial Park for industries and businesses that benefit from water access with multi-modal transportation including rail and a four-lane highway to nearby interstate highways. Presently, Shaw Global Energy Services, Inc. employs over over 125 workers in a fabrication plant that builds and distributes structures all over the world. We are looking to expand our industrial and commercial facilities. Land is available now. Contact us if you need water access for your business.
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What the Port of Delcambre is All About

The Twin Parish Port District (“the Port”) is the governing authority administering the Port of Delcambre. Together with the Town of Delcambre and many other partners, the Port is implementing a vision for Delcambre’s future, a vision that seeks to revitalize the seafood industry devastated by two hurricanes, redevelop the Delcambre waterfront, and expand its industrial park.

Ongoing Port Projects and Revitalization Efforts for Commercial and Recreational Fishermen. Presently the Port is proceeding with the first phase of several projects being funded through various sources. Future projects and works are planned as part of an overall effort to stimulate economic development.

Below is a list of the features and components of current projects. The marina and industrial park are detailed on the pages of this website dedicated for those projects.

  • New recreational boat launch with expanded parking
  • Additional piers and docking for fishers
  • Pavilion for seafood market
  • Fishing and observation pier
  • Marina and boat stalls for recreational vessel long term docking and storage
  • Dockside facilities adjacent to the marina
  • Motor vehicle parking at the marina
You can download the complete Delcambre Waterfront Development brochure, click here.

    Port industrial facilities and layout. The Port regulates and maintains two public docks for parking of recreational and commercial vessels. There is presently one public boat launch located within the Town. The Port also owns 25 acres south of Delcambre on the Delcambre Canal and is the site of its industrial facilities. The Port also has memoranda of understanding from surrounding landowners to purchase 25 acres for expansion of its industrial park.

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Development for the Future

New Concepts Were Introduced. Shortly after Hurricane Rita delivered a 7 to 8 foot tidal surge that inundated the region with flood water, the communities of Delcambre and Erath began the planning process to rebuild. The planning process as it relates to Delcambre focused on the unrealized potential of the waterfront assets along the Delcambre Canal and focused on the marketing possibilities of the Delcambre community. Below is an outline of the architectural concepts and the marketing analysis that is guiding the redevelopment of Delcambre.A New Architectural Design Was Explored. Several ideas are incorporated into the drawings and renderings provided by the University of Louisiana (UL) Community Workgroup Design. The ideas include the following:

  • New construction with flood resistant design
  • Water features, slips, and canals for easy water access and provides dirt fill to elevate surrounding land features
  • Residential/vacation communities with direct water access
  • Commercial retail and community centers
  • Seafood and farmers market
  • Boardwalks and beautification with access and viewing along the canal
  • Marina and safe harbor vessel docking and storage

Marketing is Key to Redevelopment. The UL Marketing Department and students from its MBA program provided numerous reports and studies that outline the potential and strategies for the economic recovery of Delcambre. The studies show the following basic features of the marketing of Delcambre.

Housing Studies Show People Desire to Rebuild. The UL Sociology Department conducted a study of housing in Delcambre in the aftermath of Hurricane Rita. It showed that nearly half of all homes underwent flood resistant renovation in one form or another. More importantly, most residents chose to stay in Delcambre and rebuild their homes. New ideas and designs for flood resident homes are being developed by the University of Louisiana BeauSoleil project and can be incorporated into Delcambre’s redevelopment.

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