Fees & Passes

View across bayou toward boardwalk and trees on other side
It's time to find your park! There are 400+ National Park Service areas, and one of them is the park that's perfect for you....maybe Jean Lafitte's Barataria Preserve?

Fees: No admission fees. Donations accepted at visitor centers. All programs and events are open to the general public. All programs and events are free unless noted otherwise.

Passes: None of the passes listed below are currently offered at any Jean Lafitte sites. Follow the link for information on how and where to obtain these passes..

  • America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Annual Pass
  • lifetime Senior Pass for U.S. citizens 62 and older
  • free lifetime Access Pass for permanently disabled U.S. citizens
  • free annual pass for volunteers who contribute 250 or more hours to federal recreation lands agencies
  • free annual pass for active duty U.S. military and dependents

Every Kid in a Park pass: Every fourth-grader in the United States is eligible to get a free pass to America's public lands, including National Park Service areas. Go to the Every Kid in a Park webpage, follow the directions, and get a paper voucher with a unique serial number. Take the voucher to a federal public lands site that charges an admission fee and trade the voucher for a pass good for admission for the fourth-grader and up to three adults accompanying them.
  • Jean Lafitte does not have the passes to trade for vouchers since Jean Lafitte does not charge admission, but any federal public lands area that charges admission does have the passes.
  • Kids in ungraded schools and home schoolers can get vouchers if they'll be 10 during this school year.
  • Educators like teachers, youth group leaders, scout leaders, etc., can get vouchers for fourth-graders in their groups through the website too!

Permits: Permits are required for some special events, commercial filming and photography, hunting, research, and other activities. More information is available on the permits page.

Reservations: Most park programs do not require reservations; reservation requirements are noted on program descriptions whenever they are needed. Group programs and special accomodations require reservations. Check with the site that you want to visit to make reservations for a group or to discuss special needs.

Last updated: November 3, 2021

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