Plaquemines Parish provides the perfect balance between urban and rural lifestyles. Plaquemines is Louisiana's southernmost parish, providing direct access to the Gulf of Mexico. It is an ecological wonder with many waterways and fishing and hunting opportunities. The seafood industry is one of the leading sources of income for Plaquemines. It is also the operational center for the offshore oil and gas industry. Citrus production is the pride of Plaquemines.