Alerts & Conditions


What’s Open and What's Closed:

  • 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]. Parking lot gates are locked at 5pm and cars must be out of the parking lots by that time.)
      • 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)
      • Bayou des Familles canoe launch (parking lot closed at 5pm)
      • Bayou Coquille parking lot (closed at 5pm)
      • Twin Canals parking lot and fishing bridge
      • Trails:
        • Visitor Center Trail
        • Bayou Coquille Trail
        • Palmetto Trail
        • 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.)
        • Plantation Trail Loop B
        • Christmas Road Trail
        • Old Barataria Trail
        • Wood Duck Trail
        • *Please note that trails within the Pecan Grove area of the preserve and are not improved boardwalk trails. They are often wet and muddy. Please use caution and be prepared.
    • CLOSED
      • All other trails not listed above are closed.
  • Chalmette Battlefield (Chalmette)

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

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

  • 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, 9:30am-4:30pm, Tuesday-Saturday
      • Parking lot
      • Grounds
      • Restrooms
  • 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: June 25, 2022

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