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 »
Fees & Reservations
Fees: No admission fees. Donations accepted at visitor centers. All programs and events are open to the general public. All programs and events are free unless noted otherwise.
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Reservations: Most park programs do not require reservations; check the schedule of events for notes on reservation requirements. Group programs and special accomodations require reservations; call individual sites to make reservations or discuss special needs.
Permits: Permits are required for hunting and research. Permits may be required for some special uses and activities and for commercial filming and photography. See the permits page for more information.
Did You Know?
Two volunteer battalions of free men of color fought in the Battle of New Orleans in 1815. These men were the first black American troops to receive pay, equipment, pensions, and bounty land grants equal to that of their white counterparts.