Alerts & Conditions

Alerts

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
        • 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.
      • 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.
    • 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, 11:00am-7:00pm, Tuesday, and 9:30am-4:30pm, Wednesday-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.

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 www.nps.gov/coronavirus.

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

Last updated: October 4, 2022

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