Barataria Preserve
Barataria Preserve
4.5
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Duration: 2-3 hours
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hollandhouseNYC
New York City, NY68 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Dec 2022 - we had great weather (70's sunny day) yet many of the trails were closed. We did see 2 good sized alligators sunning but very few birds and a lot of the trees were brown likely do to the recent frost. Wait until the trails are open.
Written December 28, 2022
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codymom78
Cocoa, FL65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
We found this place which is not very publicized and just LOVED IT ! It was nested behind a building where is a mini museum sooooooooo interesting ! The trail is perfect with boardwalks, everything is really peacefull and natural. We saw gators, birds, frogs, an amardillo. The nature is beautiful with very big treesspanish moss.... it's raw nature and deserves the trip !
Don't hesitate go and check the museum too !
Written July 29, 2019
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Shannon R
138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Beautiful, raw nature. A great way to see the bayou/swamp country of Louisiana. Alligators up-close in their natural habitat. Boardwalk is well-constructed and easy to walk.
Written May 2, 2019
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Hollyhouse180
Pennsylvania16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We visited the center and then walked the Bayou Coquille Trail, a real gem that takes you through the swamp and along the bayou on dirt trails and boardwalks. Early wildflowers were blooming, and wildlife was abundant! Saw more alligators than I can remember, snakes, egrets, a bald eagle, two nutria, and best of all, the momma alligator with two babies resting on her back. The trail is smooth and easy, so is very family friendly. Loved taking this walk and was sad when it ended; just wish we would have had time to include the marsh walk trail, too. Would definitely go back to this trail again and again and again.
Written March 17, 2020
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Eve S
New Orleans, LA68 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
This is a wildlife preserve with trails weaving through the swamps and marshlands.
There is lots to see. You just have to look for it. We were there in late afternoon and saw several alligators, different snakes, a wide variety of birds and one frog. One in our group saw a nutria. There are magnificent trees draped with moss, palmettos and other types of vegetation
Written February 3, 2019
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Wanda R
Greenfield, WI728 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Excellent boardwalks allow you to walk through the Preserve. We saw at least 8 gators (not on the boardwalk) but close enough to see them. Also a couple of snakes. We enjoyed our time here. We walked the entire boardwalk and probably spent almost 3 hours there. Nice visitor's center with interesting and informative displays. Nice bathrooms. We had just finished an airboat ride to the tune of $170. We felt visiting the Preserve was a much better experience. You're not on the water but the Preserve does not charge admission and we saw more wildlife. We would definitely go back again.
Written May 4, 2019
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P F B
Edison, NJ1,671 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
Beautiful preserve with several nice nature trails to take. I didn't find much on the Ring Levee Trail. However, there was a lot wildlife along the Palmetto Trail and Bayou Coquito trails. Did see several alligators, snacks and lizards along the way. The Palmetto and Bayou Coquito trails are mostly boardwalk and is easy to walk. A good portion of the Ring Levee Trail does not have as much boardwalk and was muddy from the rains the day before. The staff at the visitor center is very helpful and there are several displays on view. This is a great break from New Orleans.
Written April 6, 2019
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Amy C
113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
My husband wanted a break from the noise and crowds of the French Quarter, so we drove to Barataria and I am so glad we did. This place was fantastic. They have a small Visitors Center with restrooms. The ranger at the Center directed us to trails and told us where to look for gators. The trail through the swamp is largely boardwalk, and would be easy for families or strollers. It's easy to see alligators in their natural habitat, and we also saw snakes and nutria. The plants are beautiful, especially the palms and cypress trees. The preserve also has kayak trails through the water, but we didn't see those. I'm glad we started early (about 9am) as it became more crowded and that changed the experience. I would happily go back again on another trip to New Orleans!
Written March 29, 2019
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Martin J
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
Comme dans tous les parcs de ce genre, il y a un petit musée où l'on parle des animaux que l'on peut croiser dans la région, mais qui parle aussi de l'importance des bayous et de la perte du combat que la terre ferme mène contre l'océan.

La balade se déroule en grande partie sur des planches, il y a plein d'animaux à voir, des alligators, des araignées (attention à ne pas se prendre la tête dans leurs toiles), des oiseaux,... Balade très agréable et bien balisée. Le bout de la balade offre une vue magnifique sur cette région qui reste malgré tout encore assez sauvage.
Written August 27, 2018
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