Barataria Preserve

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, Near Marrero, Louisiana

Barataria Preserve does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


With more than 26,000 acres of wild Louisiana wetlands, the Barataria Preserve's hardwood forest, swamp, bayous, and marsh offer trails, picnic areas, fishing, hunting (in season and with permits), and wildlife viewing. Visitor center films and exhibits explain the wetlands habitat and current environmental challenges; ranger programs are offered daily. Programs at the environmental education center are available by reservation. Admission to the preserve and to most programs is free.

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