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LaSalle Building and surrounding area
Downtown Baton Rouge

LaSalle Building Location and Directions

At the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, we welcome visitors from all over, from New Orleans to Shreveport, from New York to California, and beyond. We've had visitors from across the globe, from places like Kazakhstan, Germany, Nigeria and Senegal.

Whether you are from near, or far, this page has been designed to assist you in locating, and traveling to the Department of Natural Resources.

You can navigate to other areas of interest as needed, including detailed information about our headquarters offices in Baton Rouge. Click here for offices by floor.

Parking for the LaSalle building is provided in the adjacent State Visitors Center Parking Garage.

NEW- Wi-Fi Access at DNR

DNR Chief Information Officer Rizwan Ahmed announced that beginning March 31, 2011, visitors to the state Department of Natural Resources’ LaSalle Office Building for Conservation Hearings, Mineral Board meetings, and other business will have Wi-Fi capability.


Wi-Fi allows users to connect to the Internet. During the time customers are in the building conducting business with our agency, the service will be free.  “It is a free and secure service that we can now offer on the first floor, particularly for the use in our hearing rooms,” Ahmed said.  Internet connection will help some visitors get their work done much faster.


The Wi-Fi service for public use will require obtaining the wireless network name, user ID and password from the meeting coordinator. 


For questions about Wi-Fi usage, contact DNR Public Information Office at 225-342-8955.


LaSalle Building

Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
LaSalle Building · 617 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA · 70802-5428

The LaSalle Building is located at the corner of Third Street and North Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The official address is 617 North Third Street.

The Department of Natural Resources completed its move and opened for business in the LaSalle Building on Tuesday, January 22, 2002.

The 12 story, 367,000 sq. ft. LaSalle Building, designed to house a total of 1,050 employees, is named after Robert Cavalier, Sieur de la Salle, the French trader who discovered the mouth of the Mississippi River and named the territory Louisiana.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony occured on the steps of the building on October 19, 2001

Capitol Park area, focusing on the LaSalle Building and LaSalle Garage

Courtesy of Google Maps. Click for interactive version.