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Every tour book you will read will mention a free walking tour every morning at 9:30 am from the French Quarter location. This is no longer offered. Instead a ranger gives a talk in the courtyard about the history of New Orleans. It is very...More
We’d been there before and always enjoyed the boardwalks over the swamp for wildlife viewing, but this time we got there just in time for a ranger-guided tour and found out much more about the area’s history and ecology. Highly recommended! Also saw lots of...More
This was our version of a air boat tour except we saved about $150 by walking and exploring this park. It has many miles of hiking trails. I suggest the boardwalk trail connected to the visitor center and the ring lever trail on the other...More
We just hiked on the trails and it was really fun. The board walk is built perfectly into the bayou and you are literally just walking with nature. We saw about four gators, and at one point were about a foot away from one. Definitely...More
We went on a very hot and humid July afternoon after having done a speed boat tour with a private company earlier in the day. This was a nice compliment to the day. We walked along the boardwalk which we had to ourselves and saw...More
We visited the Barataria Preserve in July with our 2 kids aged 9 and 10. We were a little apprehensive about the walk as weren’t sure how up close we would get to the wildlife. It was fantastic! It was very hot and humid so...More
In a short hike we were able to see snakes, turtles, lizards, enormous bugs, and alligators. The walk along a nice boardwalk made it possible to get near the wildlife without feeling in any kind of danger. The preserve had a variety of marshes, swamps...More
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the
Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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
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 sightings. This is coming from a biologist.
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.