Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Closures
All park sites except Chalmette Battlefield/Chalmette National Cemetery closed Tuesday, November 11, for Veterans Day. All park sites closed on Thanksgiving, November 27. Follow the link for more on park hours and days. 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?
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.....