Barataria Preserve Visitor Center
The Barataria Preserve is one of six sites comprising Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. The Barataria Preserve interprets the culture of people, past and present, who settled the del
Jean LaFitte used to take to the Barataria Swamp when he needed to hide. Absolutely the most convenient swamp to the Crescent City. Ignore the sprawl on your way and trust that you will be in alligator country shortly. Several fat hikes are available and alligator sightings are frequent. This is…
And they say New Orleans has nothing to offer in the outdoors. This is a little outside of the city, on the Westbank, and a nice change of pace from bar and museum hopping.
Miles and miles of raised platform trails just skimming the tops of gorgeous cypress swamp water... this is the best way to tour a Louisiana swamp. Quiet, peaceful, the sound of birdsong and plopping frogs, and guaranteed sightings of gators, snakes, armadillos, and possibly hogs!
“When in Louisiana everyone loves to see the gators. This is a wonderful tour line to enjoy. Located a few exits down off I-10 from the Airbnb. ”
“This ones a trip. Want to eat Italian in an old front for the mob? For real, this place is legit. Beloved by gangsters of ol. Its family style and good for groups. ”
“The only plantation tour that focuses more on the history and lives of the slaves than anything else. Extremely raw, revealing, heart wrenching and historical. If you chose to take a plantation tour, this is the one I recommend most!”
“15 minute drive across the bridge. Several short and easy trails with lush vegetation. Great for kids. Good chance to see alligators, birds, snakes etc. ”