People walking along the Wetland Trace Nature Boardwalk in Lafitte, LA
Wetland Trace

Wetland Trace Nature Boardwalk


Wetland TraceSee the hidden world of the wetlands at the Wetland Trace Nature Boardwalk adjacent to the Lafitte-Barataria Museum.

Stroll boardwalks that cover 41 acres of beautiful moss-covered wetlands. The many trails include covered pavilions, scenic overlooks and benches. It is a popular place to see various wetland wildlife like alligators, turtles and herons as well as marsh plants like lilies and orchids. Dogs are allowed, just be sure and keep them on leashes. You can see a virtual photo tour HERE.

While you are here, don't miss the Lafitte-Barataria Museum. It tells the 200-year story of life in the fishing communities along Bayou Barataria. Exhibits explore the people and industries of the region, including the notorious pirate Jean Lafitte, who operated in the Gulf of Mexico in the early 1800s. Louisiana's heritage is on display at this fun and informative attraction.

As a little lagniappe, you will find the bridge of The Black Pearl from Pirates of the Caribbean at the start of the trail, right behind the museum!

Wetland Trace Boardwalk
4917 City Park Drive
Lafitte, LA 70067
(504) 689-7888 

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