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Places to Scatter Ashes in Louisiana

Audubon Park

This 350 acre historic park is a peaceful escape from the busting New Orleans. The trails covered in ancient live oaks, a lagoon, and rolling landscapes, this would be a beautiful spot to scatter your loved one’s ashes.

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R.W. Norton Art Gallery Gardens

The R.W. Norton Art Gallery is set among 40 acres of landscaping, and an azalea garden with over 15,000 plants. The winding path, small bridge, streams, and outdoor sculptures create a picturesque scene. Be sure to contact the gallery prior to your arrival.

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Neptunes Burials at Sea

This service offers families the chance to scatter their loved one’s ashes about their The Sunfish. You can hold a service for up to 50 passengers, and the boat is made to be easily accessible to all. The boat sails at least 3 miles and any coastal destination can be chosen. It’s a very memorable way to say goodbye to your loved one.

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Additional Notes on Scattering Cremated Remains in Louisiana

Louisiana law allows you to scatter ashes over uninhabited public land with permission/a permit, over a public waterway or sea, or on private property of a consenting owner. If scattering at sea you must be at least 3 nautical miles from land, notify the EPA within 30 days of scattering, and avoid beaches and wading pools. You must obtain a permit to scatter on federal land. You can also scatter the ashes, but NOT the container, from the air as the government doesn’t consider cremains to be hazardous material. If the container isn’t biodegradable you must remove the ashes from the container before scattering.

Louisiana Cremation FAQs

What happens if you can't afford funeral services for you or your loved on in the state of Louisiana?

Although state funeral and burial assistance is in decline, there are available resources. To qualify for the New Mexico Indigent Burial and Cremation program, the deceased must have no estate from which to pay for a funeral, no family who can afford a service, and be ineligible for assistance from the Social Security or Veterans administration. If these criteria are met, the Public Administrator, or Indigent Burial Officer of the state, pays for a direct cremation of the deceased (the least expensive method). This is why it’s so important to pre-plan.

What veterans' benefits are available in Louisiana?

The VA benefits provided (at no cost to the family) include a grave site; opening and closing of the grave; perpetual grave site care; a government headstone or market; and United States burial flag that can be draped over the casket or accompany the urn (and is given to the next of kin after the service); an engraved presidential memorial certificate signed by the current sitting President, expressing the country’s grateful recognition of their service.

How many funeral homes are there in Louisiana?

There are 375 funeral homes in 153 cities of Louisiana.

What is the average cost of cremation in Louisiana?

According to the US Funerals, a cremation and memorial service costs around $3,900 and a direct cremation averages $650.

Louisiana State Facts

State Nickname: Sugar State, Sportsman’s Paradise, or Creole State

State Motto: Union, Justice and Confidence

Population: 4.65 million

State bird: Brown Pelican

State tree: Bald Cypress

State flower: Magnolia

State animal: Green tree frog

Bonus fact 1: The world famous Mardis Gras, an ancient custom celebrated right before Lent, is held every year in New Orleans.

Bonus fact 2: Louisiana is the only state in the country that doesn’t have counties. Their political subdivisions are called “parishes”.

Bonus fact 3: The city of Kaplan, Louisiana is referred to as “the most Cajun place on earth”.

Bonus fact 4: Louisiana was named in honor of King Louis XIV.

Bonus fact 5: Rayne is known as the “frog capital of the world”.

*State population based on estimates provided by the 2014 U.S. Census.
*Cremation rate provided by the most recent study by CANA in 2014.