Columbus Day Closures
All park sites closed Monday, October 13, for Columbus Day. Follow the link for information about park hours and days and about access to the Barataria Preserve and Chalmette Battlefield/Chalmette National Cemetery on holidays. More »
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?
The cottonmouth or water moccasin can warn you of its dangerous bite in many ways. It releases a musky odor and opens its mouth wide to show you its white mouth and fangs. Show respect for snakes and all wildlife and always keep a safe distance away.