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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?

Young opossum riding their mother's back.

The opossum is North America's only native marsupial! The female will carry young in her pouch for 2-3 months and then on her back another 1-2 months. A female will usually have 7-8 babies, and each one latches onto one of 13 teats in her pouch.