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Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

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419 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1035
+1 504-589-2636
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Nature reserve, consisting of several sections, preserves significant examples of the natural and cultural resources of the Mississippi Delta region.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“visitor center” (90 reviews)
“great nature” (12 reviews)
“overlook trail” (10 reviews)
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419 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1035
French Quarter
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"visitor center"
in 90 reviews
"great nature"
in 12 reviews
"overlook trail"
in 10 reviews
"the junior ranger program"
in 10 reviews
"ranger talk"
in 9 reviews
"french quarter"
in 122 reviews
"swamp tour"
in 52 reviews
"free walking tour"
in 16 reviews
"decatur street"
in 23 reviews
"cypress trees"
in 9 reviews
"chalmette battlefield"
in 18 reviews
"spanish moss"
in 14 reviews
"flora and fauna"
in 10 reviews
"baby alligator"
in 8 reviews
"great walk"
in 11 reviews
"great information"
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"worth the trip"
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Reviewed yesterday

The park is beautiful, reflecting a great perspective of the area wildlife and vegetation. we actually ran into an alligator at the end of the trail

Thank ns0404
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Reviewed 3 days ago

How have we missed this on previous trips! There are beautiful trails, lots of wildlife including frogs, alligators, birds, raccoons, dragonflies , and snakes. Unique vegetation and trees--beautiful and peaceful! Very nice visitor center with very knowledgable and helpful rangers. We highly recommend visiting !

Thank Jani P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every trip to New Orleans I make sure to visit the Jean Lafitte National Park to walk the board walk out through the swamp. This is simply the most awe inspiring site that one should not miss! Well maintained board walk just above the surface...More

1  Thank DTousche
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We so enjoyed our time on the swamp boardwalk. Though there were lots of other people about, it turned out to be a peaceful exploration of the swamp. We saw lots of snakes, frogs, and 4 alligators. I highly recommend making time for this free...More

Thank Abby B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth stopping in and reading the info. The ranger talk takes longer. Nice way to learn how the French quarter started.

Thank FZ S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the French Quarter Visitor Center and enjoyed the displays with history of the area and then listened to the Ranger talk in the courtyard on 5/19/2018. Excellent talk by the Ranger. He gave so much history of the entire area. Very well...More

1  Thank ocean3274
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here in the winter and had a nice pleasant walk through the Barataria Preserve. It was a bit cold for wildlife when we were here, but it was still a beautiful and easy walk.

Thank CO719_Traveler
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

So on vacation I love visiting National Parks (to get my passport stamped etc). We took poles, cameras and map and went to the see the gators and birds in this park. It did NOT disappoint. Despite the heat (humid high 80s) we hiked about...More

1  Thank NYJUDE
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Does not disappoint we went on the boat cruise and got to see all the alligators Andy snakes and various species of birds it was well worth it

2  Thank Artie D
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Barataria Preserve is a unit of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve south of New Orleans. There are several miles of trails leading through the preserve with great opportunities for wildlife viewing. I saw many alligators, two raccoons, an otter, a great egret, and...More

3  Thank jmpncsu
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Adam M
10 September 2017|
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Response from travelerS_Korea | Reviewed this property |
If the area isn't designated for parking, I'm not sure what might happen. Why not contact the specific park to find out what they suggest?
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Wesrhi
16 July 2017|
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Response from Megan H | Reviewed this property |
Yes you will but Wildlife activity will have diminished to some part due to it being a bit colder. That being said, I visited the area in early February and it was 80 degrees one day. Highly recommend this place for wildlife... More
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debkits
20 February 2017|
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Response from I H | Reviewed this property |
Barataria: stop in at the visitor's center if you are there for the guided tour (which I recommend), then get back in car and go back to the trailhead. Staff at the visitor's center will tell you where.
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