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Jefferson is a sportsman's paradise. Whether it's a quiet get away fishing, an adventurous deep water excursion, or hunting for buck that you seek, come Experience Jefferson! The diverse region of Jefferson allows you the ability to explore nature yet remain close enough to the action of the city. You can fish within minutes of your hotel at Lafreniere Park or in the serene setting of Lafitte, a fishermen's delight. Cast from a charter boat off the coast of Grand Isle, home of the Annual International Tarpon Rodeo; or hunt in Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve.

Adventure awaits in the 580-acre Bayou Segnette State Park. A great escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, located just minutes away. Nestled on the banks of Bayou Segnette, the park's extensive grounds comprise the most popular state park in Louisiana. Spend the day swimming and splashing in the wavepool, then, spend the night camping along the banks of Bayou Segnette in a quaint cabin. Or, perhaps you prefer a night beneath the stars along the beach of Grand Isle State Park. Hiking and nature trails abound throughout the parks and are waiting to be explored.


Jean Lafitte, New Orleans Jazz Tourism =
$31.5 Million in Economic Benefit

A new national Park Service (NPS) reports that 419,694 visitors to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve in 2012 spent over $22 million in communities near the park's six sites in Lafayette, Eunice, Thobodaux, and the greater New Orleans area, including Orleans, Jefferson and St. Bernard Parishes. That spending supported 317 area jobs. 

The report shows $14.7 billion of direct spending by 283 million park visitors in communities within 60 miles of a national park. This spending supported 243,000 jobs nationally and had a cumulative benefit to the US economy of $26.75 billion.


Click here to download the report. 

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Audubon Nature Institute - Aquarium, IMAX, Butterfly Garden &Insectarium & Zoo
  • 6500 Magazine Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70118
  • Phone: 504-581-4629
  • Region: New Orleans

Walk beneath the vivid Caribbean Reef, marvel at the lush beauty of the Amazon Rainforest and journey the Mississippi River at the Aquarium of the Americas.  Penguins, sting rays, sharks and other MORE >>

Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve
  • 6588 Barataria Boulevard
  • Marrero, LA 70072
  • Phone: (504) 689-3690
  • Region: Marrero

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 MORE >>

Bayou Barn
  • 7145 Barataria Boulevard
  • Marrero, LA 70072
  • Phone: 504-689-2663
  • Region: Lafitte

Cajun festivals, weddings and private parties! Perfect venue for your Louisiana themed venue. Bayou Barn is a casual, open air restaurant, dance hall and catering facility on Bayou Des Familles. We MORE >>

Bayou Segnette State Park
  • 7777 Westbank Expressway
  • Westwego, LA 70094
  • Phone: 504-736-7140
  • Region: Westwego

Bayou Segnette State Park offers the best of everything. Just a thirty-minute drive across the Mississippi River from New Orleans, a multitude of recreational opportunities awaits visitors of all MORE >>

Cajun Pride Swamp Tours
  • 110 Frenier Road
  • Laplace, LA 70068
  • Phone: (504) 467-0758
  • Region: Laplace

Eco Swamp Tours in the historic Manchac Swamps! Fun and educational tours. Professional guides and friendly staff. Open Monday thru Friday 8am-5pm -- we can take from 2 people up to 150 people! MORE >>

Chateau Golf and Country Club
  • 3600 Chateau Boulevard
  • Kenner, LA 70065
  • Phone: (504) 467-1351
  • Region: Kenner

Chateau Golf & Country Club was developed in 1972 as the premier residential and championship golf complex in the Greater New Orleans area. It boasts a magnificent 50,000 square foot clubhouse, which MORE >>

Grand Isle State Park
  • Admiral Craik Drive
  • Grand Isle, LA 70358
  • Phone: 985-787-2559
  • Region: Grand Isle

Grand Isle State Park is 2 miles of beaches with great local fishing; including the last wild beach on Grand Isle. Our pier is the only pier in Louisiana that extends into the Gulf...a 900-foot long MORE >>

Grand Isle Tourist Commission
  • 2757 LA Hwy 1
  • Grand Isle, LA 70358
  • Phone: 985-787-2997
  • Region: Grand Isle

Visit Grand Isle...Louisiana's only beachfront!  The unofficial Fishing Rodeo Capital of the U.S.  Home to the Grand Isle International Tarpon Rodeo.  Come visit our beach, butterfly dome, camp in the MORE >>

Lafitte Barataria Museum & Wetland Trace
  • 2654 Jean Lafitte Blvd
  • Lafitte, LA 70067
  • Phone: (504) 689-7009
  • Region: Lafitte

Louisiana is Sportsmans Paradise.  See historical and informational displays.  Louisiana's heritage is on display at this fun and informative attraction.  View pirogues (flat boats), replicas of the MORE >>

Lafreniere Park
  • 3000 Downs Boulevard
  • Metairie, LA 70003
  • Phone: 504-838-4389
  • Region: Metairie

NOTICE: Park Hours May 19 and May 20, 2014 will be 6:30 a.m. through 7:30 p.m. due to electrical maintenance.Lafreniere Park is a 155-acre park with several amenities including a 2-mile jogging trail; MORE >>

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Bayou Segnette State Park
April 24-26, 2015


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Grand Isle
June 11-12, 2015

 

Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program


Coastal Protection & Wildlife Preservation

BTNEP offers vital information on water quality of Louisiana estuaries, birds, wildlife, native plants, and information on environmental marine guidelines and more. Volunteer opportunities are available.
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