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“experience the beauty of the swamp”

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
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Owner description: Nature reserve, consisting of several sections, preserves significant examples of the natural and cultural resources of the Mississippi Delta region.
Reviewed July 22, 2014

this swamp is a nature preserve. the national park service has maintained it in it's pristine state for us all to enjoy. photographers will have multiple options to fill their memory card. it is best to visit early in the morning or nearer to dusk. it is hot and humid. after all this is south louisiana.

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Reviewed July 22, 2014

We enjoyed a couple hours of walking in the bayou. I think it helped that it was warm, but not hot, and it was a great chance to see a lot of small alligators lying in the water, doin' their gator thing.

There's good interpretive signage on the Park Service trails too, which made up for them being closed on the day we went through, which was (I believe) Easter Monday.

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Reviewed July 11, 2014

We had a hire car, so it was easy for us to reach this destination. Firstly, we went to the visitors centre on Barataria Blvd, Marerro which was closed on Monday but they had maps and info outside the door. We read that walking along the trails you can see snakes, armadillo, frogs, alligators and stinging caterpillars and we did wonder if we would see anything. It was 3.30pm and very warm and humid, very few people were about and not many bugs.

The scenery was lovely, the trees with the spanish moss draped over the branches and we spied turtles, a snake, lots of stinging caterpillars and our first alligator which was about 3-4ft and not far off the trail. Further along the trail we came across a baby Alligator just on the edge of the swamp and just as we were nearing the end of the trail we came a cross the big Alligator which was about 5ft and scary (especially when you are not expecting it to be there)! I chose not to go any further as I didn't fancy walking past the alligators nose less than 3ft away from my feet. I guess I am used to the Aussie Crocodiles which are not as docile.

So we had a great walk on this trail and saw loads of critters. Unfortunately due to lightening storms & bad weather our trip on the swamps with Achafalaya Experience near Baton Rouge was cancelled, so this well and truly made up for not getting out on to the swamps by boat (I had been on a swamp tour 10 odd years ago). So if there is anyone that can't get out on a boat to do a swamp tour then this will certainly make up for it. A flat, easy walk - about 2 mile return.

3  Thank freya691
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Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Address should read as follows... Listed address if of some place in the French Quarter...

Correct Address:

6588 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072

7  Thank Mathsciteach
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

different from your usual national "park". this is actually a bunch of different places under one umbrella. the best thing to do is go to the visitors center in the french quarter and see all the different options. there are swamps, battle fields, tours, museums,etc. all supervised by this one group. the connecting strain is new orleans but they are still pretty ecclectic

Thank williamNola
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