Park Planning

A plantation house, trees, and cannon at Chalmette Battlefield
Chalmette Battlefield and National Cemetery was once a separate park but became part of Jean Lafitte when Congress established it in 1978.

Federal law requires a General Management Plan (GMP) for every National Park Service area. GMPs describe a park and its resources, define goals for resource protection and visitor experiences, and set guidelines for reaching those goals.

Jean Lafitte's original 1982 GMP (4,614 KB pdf) covers the original park sites of the Barataria Preserve, Chalmette Battlefield and National Cemetery, and the French Quarter Visitor Center. The park's GMP was amended (4,240 KB pdf) in 1995 to update information on the original park sites and to add the Acadian Cultural Center, Prairie Acadian Cultural Center, and Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center.

Links to more planning and management documents are available on the Park Management page.

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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