Alerts & Conditions

What’s Open and What's Closed:

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

  • Barataria Preserve (Marrero):

    • OPEN
      • Bayou Coquille Trail
      • Bayou Coquille parking lot
      • Visitor Center Trail (to the octagon)
      • Visitor Center parking lot
      • Visitor Center Restrooms
      • Bayou des Familles canoe launch
      • Pecan Grove picnic area
      • Christmas Road Trail
      • Twin Canals parking lot and fishing bridge
    • CLOSED
      • All other trails
      • Visitor Center
  • Chalmette Battlefield (Chalmette)

    • OPEN
      • Grounds are open to pedestrians only
    • CLOSED
      • Visitor Center
      • Restrooms
  • Chalmette National Cemetery (Chalmette)

    • OPEN
      • Cemetery Road, 9:00 to 4:00 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
    • CLOSED
      • Visitor Center
      • 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: October 15, 2021

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