Follow the link for operating hours and days for all park sites.
On Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 23) ALL park sites will be closed. Exceptions:
- The gates and grounds of Chalmette Battlefield/Chalmette National Cemetery will be open 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; the visitor center will be closed.
- Parking lot gates at the Barataria Preserve will be open 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. for trail access; the visitor center will be closed.
- 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.