Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve - Barataria Preserve

Explore Louisiana's wild wetlands at the Barataria Preserve
Explore Louisiana's wild wetlands at the Barataria Preserve

Location

6588 Barataria Blvd
Marrero LA 70072

Enjoy a taste of wild Louisiana: 23,000 acres of bayous, swamps, marshes, and forests, that serve as home for alligators, nutria, deer, over 300 species of birds, and more. Boardwalk and dirt trails wind through the preserve and waterways can be explored by canoe or kayak. The visitor center offers a film, displays, interactive exhibits and a bookstore.

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

Amenities

Activities
  • Birding
  • Natural Wildlife Viewing
  • Swamp Walks
General Information
  • Cash Only
  • Family Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Open Year-Round
Parking
  • Bus Parking
Parks & Trails
  • Hiking/Nature Trail
  • Lakes, Bayous & Rivers
  • National Park
  • Nature Interpretive Center
  • Nature Preserve

Contact

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