Isle de Jean Charles

Isle de Jean Charles (known locally in Louisiana French as Isle à Jean Charles) is a narrow ridge of land between Bayou Terrebonne and Bayou Pointe-aux-Chenes in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. It is home to many members of the Biloxi-Chitimacha tribe as well as a community of the Houma people. The Indian population on Isle de Jean Charles today is approximately 25 families.

Community-produced interview with Isle De Jean Charles Deputy Chief Ernie Community-produced land loss animation of the Island.


N 29°24’24.45 W 90°29’29.44

Ground Elevation: 2.4ft

Advisory Base Flood Elevation Level: 14ft

Height Vanishing Point Must Be Raised To Pass FEMA Standards: 11.6ft