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.

Operating hours and days for all park sites can be found here.

Acadian Cultural Center in Lafayette

  • The Acadian Cultural Center is closed due to area flooding.

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

  • 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.

French Quarter Visitor Center in New Orleans

  • The French Quarter Visitor Center will be closed Friday, August 12, through Wednesday, August 24, while new flooring is installed. Rangers with maps and brochures will be on duty in one of the rooms off of the visitor center courtyard (follow the signs!).


Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

419 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70130


(504) 589-3882
Phone numbers are for park headquarters. Phones are answered 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Park headquarters is closed on federal holidays and on Mardi Gras.

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