Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve - Barataria Preserve

6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, LA 70072
504-689-3690
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Property Description

The Barataria Preserve outside Marrero offers a taste of Louisiana’s wild wetlands. The preserve’s 20,000 acres include bayous, swamps, marshes, forests, alligators, nutrias, and over 300 species of birds. Boardwalk and dirt trails wind through the preserve and waterways can be explored by canoe or kayak.

Park rangers offer guided walks, canoe treks, and birdwatching walks; canoe treks and walks under the full moon show off the preserve by night.

The bookstore stocks field guides, children’s books, and a wide range of other publications.

Rangers are on duty daily to answer visitor questions and offer special talks and educational programs by reservation, including programs at the preserve’s Environmental Education Center.