Closures & Construction

Image of men repairing trail in swamp

Trail reconstruction, air conditioning repairs, storm takes a lot of work to keep a national park in good repair.

Operating hours and days for all park sites can be found here.

Barataria Preserve

Although canoeing and kayaking have been a favorite Barataria Preserve activity in the past, most waterways are currently impassable due to several years of heavy growth by aquatic vegetation. The National Park Service is working to secure funding for longterm waterways management. At this time, do not plan to canoe or kayak in the preserve;information will be posted on the Barataria Preserve web page if the situation changes.


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