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    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

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The staff, volunteers, and partners of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve are dedicated to preserving the natural and cultural resources of Louisiana's Mississippi River Delta region. They believe that first and foremost, those resources and the park itself belong to the American people.

Check out the links to the left for information on how the park manages its resources on behalf of its owners. The public involvement page has links to all issues currently requesting public comments. Click here to visit the Park News page and see the 2011 State of the Park Report.

For information on specific areas or problems related to park management:

Jean Lafitte is part of the National Park Service within the Department of the Interior. Today there are over 400 units in the national park system, each representing some nationally significant aspect of America's natural or cultural heritage.

To learn about all National Park Service projects in Louisiana, from historic places to community conservation and recreation, visit the NPS Louisiana page.


Did You Know?

Vanishing Louisiana Coast.

Louisiana’s coastline is slowly disappearing into the Gulf of Mexico. Land in coastal Louisiana is sinking about one inch every 2 ½ years.