Alerts & Conditions


What’s Open and What's Closed:

  • Barataria Preserve (Marrero):

    • 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]. Parking lot gates are locked at 5pm and cars must be out of the parking lots by that time.
    • Canoeing and kayaking are possible in some Barataria Preserve waterways thanks to a project that cleared aquatic vegetation. Call the visitor center at 504-689-3690 ext 10 to find out which waterways are currently accessible.
    • Hurricane Ida in 2021 damaged some of the Barataria Preserve trails, and we are currently in the process of planning and designing repairs and replacements for these trails. With this process, we aim to incorporate sustainable design to help promote long-term resiliency in the face of future hurricanes. For current trail status and updates, continue to check back here.
    • Trails and facilities that are OPEN:
      • Visitor Center, 9:30am-4:30pm, Wednesday-Sunday
      • Visitor Center Restrooms (closed at 5pm)
      • Visitor Center parking lot (closed at 5pm)
      • Pecan Grove picnic area (parking lot closed at 5pm)
        • *Please note that the right (east) side of the Pecan Grove parking lot closest to the beginning of the trail will be closed starting January 17, 2023, for around six months for repairs.
      • Bayou des Familles canoe launch (parking lot closed at 5pm)
      • Bayou Coquille parking lot (closed at 5pm)
      • Twin Canals parking lot and fishing bridge
      • Bayou Coquille Trail
      • The west side of Plantation Trail Loop A is open; this trail provides access to Loop B. (The east leg of Loop A is closed.)
      • Plantation Trail Loop B
      • Visitor Center Trail
      • Palmetto Trail (portion connecting to Visitor Center Trail only)
      • *Please note that trails within the Pecan Grove area of the preserve are not improved boardwalk trails. They are often wet and muddy. Please use caution and be prepared.
    • Trails that are CLOSED:
      • Palmetto Trail (portion connecting to Bayou Coquille Parking Lot)
      • Marsh Overlook Trail
      • Old Barataria Trail
      • Wood Duck Trail
      • Ring Levee Trail
        • *This trail is closed to the public starting January 17, 2023, for around six months for repairs.
      • Christmas Road Trail
        • *This trail is closed to the public starting January 17, 2023, for around six months for repairs.
  • Chalmette Battlefield (Chalmette)

    • Pedestrian accesss to the grounds is available at any time.
    • Battlefield and Battlefield Road open to vehicle traffic from 9:00am-4:30pm daily.
    • Restrooms, 9:00am-4:30pm daily
    • Visitor Center, 9:30am-4:30pm daily
  • Chalmette National Cemetery (Chalmette)

    • Cemetery Road is open 9:00am-4:30pm daily.
  • French Quarter and New Orleans Jazz NHP Visitor Center (New Orleans)

    • OPEN
      • The visitor center is open 9:30am-4:30pm, Tuesday-Saturday
        • Note: Due to projects to repair damage suffered from Hurricane Ida in 2021, our French Quarter and New Orleans Jazz NHP Visitor Center is temporarily moved to 916 N. Peters Street, New Orleans, LA 70116. We will be operating out of this location until at least the end of June, 2023. This visitor center is behind the row of shops on Decatur St: walk between the sock shop and the sunglasses shop. We are next to the Marche event space and the Dutch Alley Artist Co-Op.
      • Programs are taking place at the Jean Lafitte NHP&P French Quarter Visitor Center (temporarily located at 916 N. Peters Street, New Orleans, LA 70116) and at the New Orleans Jazz Museum - 400 Esplanade Ave.
  • Acadian Cultural Center (Lafayette)

    • OPEN

      • Visitor Center, 9:30am-4:30pm, Tuesday-Saturday
      • Grounds, sunrise to sundown
  • Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center (Thibodaux)

    • OPEN
      • Visitor Center, Tuesday 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday-Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • 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.

As the National Park Service monitors and responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, we work closely with the NPS Office of Public Health to use the latest science to guide our decision making. 

Places Masks are Required (as of 9/21/22): Currently masks are not required at any of our visitor centers.

The CDC has offered guidance to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health. Find more information about the National Park Service’s response and operations at

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

Last updated: May 31, 2023

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