Columbus Day Closures
All park sites closed Monday, October 13, for Columbus Day. Follow the link for information about park hours and days and about access to the Barataria Preserve and Chalmette Battlefield/Chalmette National Cemetery on holidays. More »
Commercial Filming and Photography
Special rules cover commercial filming, commercial photography, and breaking news coverage. Click here to see what special rules apply to your intended use and whether a permit will be required.
All permit applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and will not normally be issued for areas or periods of high visitation. If you have questions, contact the park at 504-589-3882 ext. 407 or email the park.
A nonrefundable $50.00 processing fee made payable to "National Park Service" must accompany your completed application.
Did You Know?
Vultures do not have many predators. If an enemy does approach, the vulture will face its enemy and vomit. This inventive bird also has a unique way to stay cool: it urinates on its legs. The urine also helps kill any germs picked up while standing on a carcass.