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Outdoor/Sportsman's Paradise

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

Captain Dave Pelican State Fishing Charters, LLC
  • 4916 Fran Lane
  • Barataria, LA 70036
  • Phone: (504) 578-9795
  • Region: Lafitte

We offer guided Lafitte/Barataria LA fishing charters. We are located at the north end of the Barataria Basin in southeastern Louisiana. You'll have the opportunity to catch red fish, black drum, 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 >>

H & M Fishing Charter
  • 133 Pine Lane
  • Grand Isle, LA 70358
  • Phone: (985) 258-3632
  • Region: Grand Isle

Fishing charter with a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain inland and coastal waters in Grand Isle catching Speckled Trout, Redfish, White Trout, Channel Mullet, and other species! Call 985-787-3735, MORE >>

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Louisiana Wetlands


Louisiana Tour Company

Airboat adventure with Louisiana Tour Company
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Lafitte, Louisiana

 

 

 

 

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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Upcoming Events

Lake Fest

This great day at the lake will be fun for all as we benefit the Save Our Lake F
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The Moving Wall Ceremony

Join us in Jefferson Parish for the arrival of The Moving Wall! The event will b
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Uncle Sam Jam Lafreniere Park Music & Fireworks

Bring your blankets and chairs.  Food & beverage vendors available (NO
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Video/Photo Tour

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