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    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

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Law Enforcement at Jean Lafitte

Law enforcement rangers and their car

Law enforcement rangers protect visitors and resources in America's national parks.

For emergencies when visiting the park, always call 911 for help.

If you're visiting the park and see

  • suspicious activity
  • lost visitors
  • illegal dumping
  • poaching
  • other situations that require a ranger's assistance

call 1-855-289-7412 for National Park Service Law Enforcement Response.

Did You Know?

Two big red, black, and yellow lubber grasshoppers sit on a leaf

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.