Barataria Preserve Virtual Tour

Barataria Preserve swamp scene

Enjoy Louisiana's wetlands without ever leaving home by taking a virtual tour of the Barataria Preserve.

Take a virtual stroll through forest, swamp, and marsh on the Barataria Preserve audio tour. Walk down the Bayou Coquille Trail past live oaks and baldcypress trees. Take a right on the Marsh Overlook Trail and learn about Louisiana's disappearing wetlands, alligators, and the preserve's flotant marsh.

To hear the tour, call 504-799-0802 (long distance or cell phone charges may apply). Enter the stop number for the stop you want to hear; for example, press 1 to hear stop 1. Press *0 to leave a comment.

  • Tour Stop 1: Names and Places
  • Tour Stop 2: Barataria Live Oaks
  • Tour Stop 3: Lumbering
  • Tour Stop 4: Invasive Species
  • Tour Stop 5: Disappearing Wetlands
  • Tour Stop 6: Alligators
  • Tour Stop 7: The Flotant Marsh

To see what you'd see at each tour stop, visit the Barataria Preserve Virtual Tour Photo Gallery. Enjoy your walk---don't forget to look for alligators!

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