About the Port of Krotz Springs

“The Gateway to the Atchafalaya”


The Port of Krotz Springs is located one mile south of U.S. Highway 190, 20 miles north of U.S. Interstate 10 and 20 miles east of U.S. Interstate 49.

Located south of Simmesport, the Port is situated at mile 47.5 on the Atchafalaya River south of the juncture of the Atchafalaya River with the Mississippi River. The Port is 76 miles north of the intersection of the Atchafalaya River with the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway at Morgan City.

The Atchafalaya River is maintained at a depth of 12 feet by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. At the port, the channel is approximately 1,000 feet wide, providing ample clearances for anchorage and fleeting.

The Port is located adjacent to State Hwy. 105, and one mile south of U.S. Hwy. 190. The nearest rail service is 2 miles away and is provided by Union Pacific Railroad. The nearest Interstate Highway is U.S. I-49 located 17 miles west of the Port. U.S. I-10 can be accessed from U.S. I-49 or by traveling 40 miles east to Baton Rouge.

The Port is located on 134 acres of riverfront property, half of which is occupied. Electricity, water and gas are available onsite. An additional 200 acres of riverfront property has recently been purchased for future development.

1: Central LA Regional Port2: Avoyelles3: Baton Rouge4: Caddo-Bossier5: Columbia6: Fourchon
7: Grand Isle8: Greater Ouachita9: Iberia 10: Greater Krotz Springs11: Lake Charles12: Lake Providence
13: LIGTT14: Madison15: Manchac16: Mermentau17: Morgan City18: Natchitoches
19: New Orleans20: Plaquemines21: Pointe Coupee22: Red River23: South Louisiana24: St. Bernard
25: Terrebonne26: Twin Parish27: Vermilion28: Vidalia29: Vinton30: West Calcasieu
31: West Calcasieu32: West St. Mary

Senior Staff

The Greater Krotz Springs Port Commission was created by Act No 228 of the 1956 regular session of the Louisiana Legislature to regulate commerce and industry along the Atchafalaya River, and to construct and operate port facilities. A support staff manages the Port’s daily affairs to ensure operations run smoothly.

The Port Commission is responsible for 134 acres of Atchafalaya River waterfront property adjacent to State Highway 105, and one mile south of U.S. Highway 190, which the Port develops, markets, leases, administers, manages and maintains. Its jurisdiction includes approximately 400 acres and stretches along the riverfront from the intersection of Main St. and Levee Rd. and southward all the way to the end of Frank Diesi Rd. The Port’s operating portfolio is comprised of over 30 aboveground storage tanks, industrial and maritime leases, warehouse and office facilities, and fishing and hunting leases.

Cynthia D. Stelly
Executive Director

Cynthia D. Stelly

A lifelong resident of St. Landry Parish, Cynthia Stelly has worked for the Port of Krotz Springs as the Executive Secretary supporting the director since 2003.

Board of Commissioners

The Port of Krotz Springs is governed by a Board of Commissioners consisting of 11 members who are appointed for varying terms by diverse appointing authorities within St. Landry Parish, including the City of Opelousas (2), the City of Eunice (2), the Town of Krotz Springs (2), the St. Landry Parish Municipal Association (2) and the St. Landry Parish Government (3).

Clovis Cornelius

Clovis Cornelius

Louisiana National Guard Veteran, Clovis Cornelius, is a lifetime resident of Opelousas and small business owner of a local daycare facility.
Vernon Haynes

Vernon Haynes

Owner of local funeral home, Vernon Haynes is an active member of the Friends Benevolent Society, Phi Beta Sigma and of Holy Ghost Catholic Church.
Paul DiCapo

Paul DiCapo

A graduate of Melville High School and lifelong resident of St. Landry Parish, Paul Dicapo has spent his career serving his hometown.
Michael Thibodaux

Michael Thibodaux

Michael Thibodeaux has been lobbying the Louisiana State Legislature for over 30 years and is a consultant for a diverse group of clients.
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