Some Park Sites Closed May 17-18
Staff from throughout the park will be at the Barataria Preserve for BioBlitz May 17-18 (you're invited too!). See how this will effect operations at other sites and learn more about BioBlitz by following the link. More »
On January 1, 1863, the famous Civil War proclamation went into effect---but it only applied to "areas still in rebellion." Since Louisiana was already under Union control, how were Louisiana's slaves freed? Find out at a ranger talk at the visitor center.
The Barataria Preserve is located at 6588 Barataria Blvd. in Marrero (near Crown Point).