Hurricane Update

Hurricane Update

Dear Valued Partners, Residents, and Visitors:

The Jefferson Convention and Visitors Bureau hopes that you and your families are safe following Hurricane Ida.

While our team members – like so many in our parish – have suffered from damage to homes, as well as loss of power and water, we are grateful that all are safe and remain committed to supporting you as we restore our region together.

As we work diligently to bring our communications back online, please be patient and rest assured that our commitment to our parish and to you is unwavering.

 

People walking along a Barataria Preserve trail in Marrero, LA
 

Barataria Preserve

 

All sites of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve are closed as of noon on Friday, August 27th, as the state prepares for Hurricane Ida. Please check nps.gov/jela for further details. 


Barataria PreserveNeed a little space to escape? Just 30 minutes from New Orleans is the Barataria Preserve, one of six sites comprising Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. The Barataria Preserve offers a taste of Louisiana's wild wetlands. The preserve's 26,000 acres include bayous, swamps, marshes, and forests. Walk along boardwalks and dirt trails to spot animals including alligators and over 200 species of birds plus an ever-changing array of wildflowers and plants. See the trail map, enjoy a self-guided tour, or explore with a cell phone tour.

The Preserve interprets the culture of people, past and present, who settled the delta and the unique ecosystem which sustained them. It preserves a representative example of the delta's environment, containing natural levee forests, bayous, swamps, and marshes. It features beautiful nature trails, birding trails, and a visitor center featuring a kids activity center, Junior Ranger program, bookstore, and more. It is a fantastic place for hiking, canoeing and simply enjoying nature!

The visitor center is open Wednesday-Sunday 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; closed on federal holidays and Mardi Gras. Parking lots are open for access to trails daily including federal holidays 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. except on Mardi Gras, when the preserve is completely closed.

Barataria Preserve
6588 Barataria Boulevard
Marrero, LA 70072
(504) 689-3690 ext. 10

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