Some Park Sites Closed May 17-18
Staff from throughout the park will be at the Barataria Preserve for BioBlitz May 17-18 (you're invited too!). See how this will effect operations at other sites and learn more about BioBlitz by following the link. More »
Field Trips at the Acadian Cultural Center
At the Acadian Cultural Center in Lafayette, curriculum-based programs are available for 4th through 8th grade students. Just for fun, students can also see films about the deportation of the Acadians from Canada and their arrival in Louisiana or about Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin. Other activities include Jean Lafitte's Treasure Chest (a ranger-guided program about the park), the K.I.M.S. game (to sharpen observation skills), scavenger hunts in the center, and a Junior Ranger program. Call 337-232-0789 for more information and reservations.
Did You Know?
Although there are over 250 species of North American crawfish, Louisiana’s annual 100-million-pound, $50 million harvest consists mainly of two species. There are a lot of ways to eat crawfish: crawfish etouffee, crawfish pie, crawfish stew, boiled crawfish, crawfish beignets, crawfish bread.....