Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that should answer many of the questions you have before visiting our area.
Please review the questions below and if you still have questions regarding your visit, feel free to contact us.
What To Wear- Light clothing is recommended when visiting the Cajun Coast. A raincoat and umbrella are handy year-round but especially during the summer months. During the winter months, heavier clothing is recommended. But leave the sport coat, tie and high heels at home: evenings are casual on the Coast.
The Cajun Coast consists of St. Mary Parish. This population and the two major areas are below. St. Mary Parish - 52,218 Morgan City - 12,769 Franklin - 8,287
Location- St. Mary Parish is located midway between New Orleans & Lafayette via highway 90. We're 90 miles from New Orleans, 40 miles from Lafayette, and 70 miles from Baton Rouge on the Gulf of Mexico in the south-central portion of the state.
- Emergency Information-Emergency, 911
- Morgan City Police Department, (985) 384-2310
- Morgan City Fire Department, (985) 380-4611
- Franklin Police Department, (337) 828-6331
- Franklin Fire Dept., (337) 828-6328
- St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Department:
- Morgan City (985) 384-1622
- Franklin (337) 828-1960
- Louisiana State Police (from cellular phones):
*LSP HAM Radio-Area Open Repeaters
Franklin 147.21, Morgan City 146.91 & 146.475
City of Franklin
300 Iberia Street, Franklin, LA 70538, (337) 828-3631
City of Morgan City
512 First Street, Morgan City, LA 70380, (985) 385-1770
City of Patterson
1314 Main Street, Patterson, LA 70392, (985) 395-5205
Morgan City Information Center & Rest Area
725 Myrtle St., Morgan City, LA 70380 (985) 384-3343
Open 7 days per week, 8am to 5pm
Patterson Visitor Center
112 Main St., Patterson, (985) 395-4905, (800) 256-2931
Open Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5pm; closed on Saturdays & Sundays.
Franklin Visitor Center & Rest Area
15307 Hwy. 90 W, Franklin (337) 828-2555
Open Monday through Saturday, 8:30am to 4:30pm Closed Sundays.
St. Mary Chamber of Commerce
7332 Hwy. 182 E, Morgan City, (985) 384-3830
15301 Hwy. 182 W, Franklin, (337) 828-5608
Open Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm
St. Mary Parish Economic Development
St. Mary Parish Courthouse, 5th Floor, Franklin, (337) 828-4100, ext. 340
Open Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm
Town of Baldwin
800 Main Street, Baldwin, LA 70514, (337) 923-7523
Enterprise Rental Cars, 800 Robison Rd., Suite A, Berwick,(985) 385-1868
Pro Auto Sales and Rentals, 7019 Hwy. 90 East, Morgan City, (985) 384-3701, Fax (800) 477-9372, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cajun Cab, 201 Pecos St., Morgan City,(985) 384-6001
Dupas & Sheilia Taxi Service, 1205 Teresa St., Franklin,(337) 907-6110
Patterson Airport, 3884 Airport Rd., Patterson,(985) 395-4501
Private & corporate service. Av gas, jet fuel, an avionics shop and maintenance shop on site.
1501 Hospital Ave., Franklin
Teche Regional Medical Center
1125 Marguerite St., Morgan City
Bayou Vista Branch Library
1325 Belleview Drive, Morgan City (Bayou Vista), LA 70380, (985) 399-9866
Berwick Branch Library
3527 4th Street, Berwick, LA 70342, (985) 385-2943
Morgan City Archives
501 Federal Avenue, Morgan City, LA 70380, (985) 380-4621
Morgan City Public Library
Everett Street, Morgan City, LA 70380, (985) 380-4646
Patterson Branch Library
1101 1st Street, Patterson, LA 70392, (985) 395-2777
St. Mary Parish Courthouse
500 Main St., Franklin, LA 70538, (337) 828-4100
St. Mary Parish Library
206 Iberia Street, Franklin, LA 70538, (337) 828-5364
Young-Sanders Center for the Study of the War Between the States in Louisiana
Roland Stansbury, Director
104 Commercial Street, Franklin, Louisiana 70538
(337) 413-1861, Fax: (337) 413-0101,
Research library and meeting hall for lectures.
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission Fee: None
Civic club meetings held throughout the parish (county). Call for times and locations.
We have churches for most major denominations of worship, especially Baptist, Catholic and Methodist.
For information on other houses of worship or specific churches, call the Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau at (800) 256-2931 or (985) 395-4905.
- Visit Us
- ALR Freedom Fest
- Bayou BBQ Bash
- Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival
- Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show
- Chitimacha Pow Wow
- Christmas on the Cajun Coast
- Community Concert Association of Morgan City
- Eagle Expo & More
- Harvest Moon Fest
- Lighthouse Festival
- Mardi Gras on the Cajun Coast
- Patterson Cypress Sawmill Festival
- Rhythms on the River
- Shrimp & Petroleum Festival
- Tour du Teche
- Special Events
- Groups & Meetings
- About Us