Jean Lafitte swamp tour
Jean Lafitte country also can be explored by water. Boat trips into the bayous originate south of New Orleans. Also explore the Chalmette Battlefield via a paddleboat tour on the Creole Queen.
Canoeing is another way to explore the region. Imagine paddling noiselessly on a bayou through the dawn mist beneath the foliage of towering trees where the silence of the narrow waterways is broken by the occasional cry of a heron. That’s where you feel a genuine closeness with nature.
Further south, visitors can find Grand Isle at the end of Louisiana 1. They can get on the road from U.S. 90, six miles south of Raceland, Louisiana. Before reaching Grand Isle, the road passes mile after mile of marshland, stretching seemingly forever to the horizon. It’s a lonely drive, especially in the evening, when the setting sun deepens the golden glow of the marsh grass and makes its final crimson bow.
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
Contact the superintendent at:
419 Decatur Street
New Orleans, LA 70130-1035
Telephone: (504) 589-3882