Be A Jean Lafitte Junior Ranger
Discover the treasure of Jean Lafitte and become a National Park Service Junior Ranger!
Earn a Junior Ranger badge and a certificate at any of the park's six sites. Admission to all sites is free.
Explore the park through scavenger hunts, activities, puzzles, and more. Invent your own national park. Plot a course for Jean Lafitte. Depending on which park site you visit, you can play along with Cajun musicians, travel through history, hunt for spider webs, pack your gear for an 1815 battle, or learn about the foods that made Louisiana cooking famous.
Ask at the visitor center information desk for a Junior Ranger booklet and join the Jean Lafitte ranger team!
Did You Know?
Lubber grasshoppers are sometimes known as devil's horses in south Louisiana. They lay their eggs in the fall and prefer loose dirt, so they often lay their eggs in cemeteries. These enormous flightless grasshoppers hatch in spring and spend the summer munching their way through vegetation.