Gardere is an unincorporated area and census-designated place (CDP) in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, United States. The area is also known as Riverland. The population was 10,580 at the 2010 census, up from 8,992 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area. Gardere is located in southern East Baton Rouge Parish at 30°21'7?N 91°7'44?W? / ?30.35194°N 91.12889°W? / 30.35194; -91.12889 (30.351836, -91.128945). It is bordered to the west and the northeast by the city of Baton Rouge. Louisiana Highway 30 forms the southwestern edge of the CDP, and Louisiana Highway 42 runs through the northeast side of the CDP. Both highways lead northwest 8 miles (13 km) to the center of Baton Rouge. Highway 30 leads south 6 miles (10 km) to St. Gabriel, while Highway 42 leads east 6 miles (10 km) to Interstate 10. According to the United States Census Bureau, the Gardere CDP has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2), all land.