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.

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

  • The Plantation Trail and the final few hundred feet of the Ring Levee Trail are closed for repairs.
  • The canoe dock area at Twin Canals is closed until further notice. An alligator there has become accustomed to the presence of humans, and the closure is to protect both the alligator and visitors. If any activity occurs which should be reported, call park law enforcement dispatch at 1-855-289-7142 or inform any uniformed park staff.
  • 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.


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New Orleans, LA 70130


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