Alerts & Conditions


This page is updated periodically with important closure and safety messages for our six park sites.


Barataria Preserve (Marrero)

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.

Please note, the Bayou Coquille, Pecan Grove, and Visitor Center parking lots are only open from 9am - 5pm (every day, including federal holidays). Parking lot gates are locked at 5pm and cars must be out of the parking lots by that time.

Trails that are OPEN:

  • Bayou Coquille Trail
  • Christmas Road Trail
  • Palmetto Trail (portion from Bayou Coquille Parking Lot)
  • Plantation Trail Loop B
  • Ring Levee Trail
  • Twin Canals Trail
  • Visitor Center Trail
  • Wood Duck Trail
  • *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:

  • Marsh Overlook Trail
  • Old Barataria Trail
  • Palmetto Trail (part from Visitor Center trail to middle section)
  • Plantation Trail Loop A

Prairie Acadian Cultural Center (Eunice)

    • All facilities are temporarily closed due to renovation projects such as a new roof. However, some programs are offered off-site throughout the year.

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.

Last updated: February 16, 2024

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New Orleans, LA 70130


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