Answered By: Emilie Smart
Last Updated: Aug 27, 2015     Views: 7000

At Baton Rouge, the Mississippi River is 2300 ft wide and 50 ft deep.

The widest spot in Louisiana is in East Carroll Parish at 7600 ft.; the narrowest is near Bayou Sara at 1700 ft.

The deepest point is opposite Gov. Nicholls St at the New Orleans French Quarter. There the river is 191 ft deep.

For more information about the Mississippi River and all things Louisiana, check the Louisiana Almanac.  It's available at the Reference Desk in all our branches.