In Jean Lafitte's day, silver and gold filled a pirate's treasure chest, but today's treasures are people, places, and memories. Discover New Orleans’ rich cultural mix. Learn Cajun traditions from people who live them. Watch an alligator bask on a bayou’s bank. Walk in the footsteps of the men who fought at 1815’s Battle of New Orleans. Follow the link to discover the treasure of Jean Lafitte. Read More
The Treasure of Jean Lafitte
Explore Louisiana's wild wetlands---swamp, marsh, bayous, alligators, birds---just 17 miles from New Orleans.
Follow the footsteps of the troops who fought 1815's Battle of New Orleans and find out how the American victory changed the world.
French Quarter Visitor Center
Discover how three centuries of cultural exchange have created one of America's most distinctive cities.
Acadian Cultural Center
Old traditions, new homes: through exhibits, programs, and boat tours, discover how Canada's Acadians became Louisiana's Cajuns.
Prairie Acadian Cultural Center
Celebrate the Cajun way of life with music,dancing, cooking demonstrations, and more.
Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center
Big fun on the bayou: it's all about music, Cajun French, boat tours, and life in Louisiana's wetlands.
Applications for a full-time permanent budget analyst are now being accepted. Job information and how to apply at the link.
Citizen Scientist Training & Projects
Kids and adults can learn, act, and contribute to research at the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center and the Barataria Preserve.
Barataria Preserve Hunting Permits
Applications for 2018-2019 hunting permits are now available online and will be accepted through Saturday, September 1.
Entergy Project: Public Comment Period
Entergy proposes to rebuild/replace an existing transmission line that crosses the Barataria Preserve. Learn more and share your comments.
People and the Park
Find stories about Jean Lafitte himself, groups who live in south Louisiana, and useful genealogy resources.
Permits for Events, Filming, & More
Commercial photography or filming? A special event like a wedding or a bike race? Research? Hunting? Learn about special permits.
Last updated: August 19, 2018