Alerts & Conditions


What’s Open and What's Closed:

Due to Winter Storm Jasper, Jean Lafitte has special hours of operation for Friday, 01/21/2022 and Saturday, 01/22/2022. See our Winter Storm Jasper page for more information.

We are still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Ida and are working diligently to repair, recover, and reopen. Conditions are changing frequently. Please check back here for the most up-to-date information.

  • Barataria Preserve (Marrero):

    • OPEN (Please note, while the below trails are open 24 hours, the Bayou Coquille, Pecan Grove, and Visitor Center parking lots are only open from 9am - 5pm (9:30am-4:30pm federal holidays). Gates are locked at 5pm.)
      • Twin Canals Trail
      • Twin Canals parking lot and fishing bridge
      • Christmas Road Trail
      • Pecan Grove picnic area (parking lot closed at 5pm)
      • Bayou des Familles canoe launch (parking lot closed at 5pm)
      • Visitor Center Restrooms (closed at 5pm)
      • Visitor Center parking lot (closed at 5pm)
      • Visitor Center Trail
      • Bayou Coquille parking lot (closed at 5pm)
      • Bayou Coquille Trail
      • Plantation Trail Loop B
      • The southwestern side of Plantation Trail Loop A is open; this trail provides access to Loop B. The northeast leg of Loop A is closed.
    • CLOSED
      • All other trails
      • Visitor Center (target reopning January 26th, 2022)
  • Chalmette Battlefield (Chalmette)

    • OPEN
      • Visitor Center,1pm-4pm daily
      • Restrooms, 9am-4pm daily
      • Battlefield and Battlefield Road open to vehicle traffic from 9am-4pm daily.
      • Pedestrian accesss to the grounds is available at any time.
  • Chalmette National Cemetery (Chalmette)

    • OPEN
      • Cemetery Road, 9:00am to 4:00pm daily
  • French Quarter and New Orleans Jazz NHP Visitor Center (New Orleans)

  • Acadian Cultural Center (Lafayette)

    • OPEN

      • Visitor Center, 10:00 to 4:00, Tuesday to Saturday
      • Grounds, sunrise to sundown
  • Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center (Thibodaux)

    • OPEN
      • Parking lot
      • Grounds
      • Restrooms (restrooms open during formal programs ONLY)
    • CLOSED
      • Visitor Center
      • Restrooms (restrooms open during formal programs ONLY)
  • Prairie Acadian Cultural Center (Eunice)

    • CLOSED
      • All facilities are closed

For your safety:

  • If it's an emergency, call 911 no matter where you are

  • If you need help for situations like suspicious activity, illegal dumping, poaching, etc., call 1-855-NPS-JELA (1-855-677-5352) for National Park Service Law Enforcement Response. Give the dispatcher your contact number and as much information as you can.

The health and safety of visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve are the park's number one priority. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance for the coronavirus/COVID 19 pandemic includes social distancing. If you are coming to the park, please choose to visit areas that are not crowded to allow for adequate social distancing.

As services are limited, the National Park Service urges visitors to:

  • Pack out everything you bring into a park.
  • Maintain social distance from other visitors.
  • Park safely off the road or highway.
  • If you encounter a crowded area, go elsewhere.

The National Park Service urges everyone to do their part when visiting a park and to follow CDC guidance to prevent the spread of infectious diseases by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups; cleaning your hands often; avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze; and most importantly, staying at home if you feel sick.

For information on non-emergency closures and construction at park sites, follow the link for details.

Last updated: January 21, 2022

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