Closures & Construction

Image of men repairing trail in swamp
Trail reconstruction, air conditioning repairs, storm takes a lot of work to keep a national park in good repair.

Follow the link for operating hours and days for all park sites.

Chalmette Battlefield in Chalmette - The Chalmette Battlefield entrance gates will be closed for sewer line work on the morning of Thursday, October 19 (restrooms will still be available). Enter the battlefield through the Chalmette National Cemetery gates (just downriver from the battlefield) and follow the arrow signs to the battlefield.

Barataria Preserve in Marrero (follow this link for preserve trail maps)

  • A section of the Plantation Trail and the final few hundred feet of the Ring Levee Trail are closed for repairs.
  • Although canoeing and kayaking have been a favorite Barataria Preserve activity in the past, most waterways are currently impassable due to several years of heavy growth by aquatic vegetation. The National Park Service is working to secure funding for longterm waterways management. At this time, do not plan to canoe or kayak in the preserve;information will be posted on the Barataria Preserve web page if the situation changes.


Last updated: October 18, 2017

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