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 »
Curriculum-Based Programs at Barataria Preserve
Bring your class to the Barataria Preserve and have fun in nature while meeting state GLEs! All programs include pre-visit and post-visit materials and a 90-minute ranger-led program. Curriculum-based programs are offered on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 10:00-11:30 or 12:00-1:30. Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information and reservations, call 504-689-3690 ext 25.
Did You Know?
Alligators have two eyelids! The second inner eyelid is clear and used like goggles while the alligator is under water. These amazing reptiles have been around since before the dinosaurs, and they are designed for life in the water.