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    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

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  • Multiple Days: 03/08/2014, 03/15/2014, 03/22/2014, 03/29/2014

    Location: Barataria Preserve, Marrero | Map Time: 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM Fee Information: free Contact Name: Barataria Preserve, Marrero Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 504-689-3690 ext 10

Alligators, herons, history, and more---paddle the preserve's waterways on a ranger-guided canoe trek and discover the wetlands from the water. Trek is free but space is limited so reservations are required; call 504-689-3690 ext. 10 for reservations and canoe rental information.

Please note: Treks are not recommended for first-time canoiests or others who may have difficulty paddling through floating mats of aquatic vegetation.

The Baratara Preserve is located at 6588 Barataria Blvd. in Marrero (near Crown Point).