A World Apart
Come explore the heart of the Barataria Basin, where the dark bayou waters hide silent alligators alongside the secrets of notorious pirate Jean Lafitte. Remnants of the past are still present in this historic fishing village and the trails and waterways traversing the area.
Only a short distance from the big city of New Orleans, Jean Lafitte and its bayou culture feels like a world apart. Spend the day here, touring the mysterious swamps, eating some of Louisiana’s best seafood and learning about the people and their unique way of life.
ONLY 30 MINUTES FROM NEW ORLEANS:Take 1-10 to US-90 across the Crescent City Bridge. Stay straight and go onto the Westbank Expy. and travel 4.5 miles.Take the Barataria Blvd.Exit (48). Continue to the second light and turn left on Barataria Blvd.Travel 3.5 miles to Leo Kerner /Lafitte Parkway (Hwy 3134) and turn left.Continue for 8 miles and turn left on LA 45/ Jean Lafitte Blvd.
In the News
gomesa videoGulf States deserve a fair share of oil and gas revenues that are generated for the federal government off of our shores. Reach out to...
Dec. 7, 2019 - Town of Jean Lafitte and Greater New Orleans Iris Society Plant 1,000 irises along the town's boardwalk to reestablish and revive the state's wildflower. Volunteers from the Town of Jean Lafitte and the Greater New Orleans Iris Society (GNOIS) planted...
Country Roads Magazine, Sep. 7, 2019 Since the 1930s, the communities of Bayou Barataria has gathered for the traditional Jean Lafitte Pirogue Races. Last year, after a hiatus, the town of Jean Lafitte re-introduced the beloved bayou celebration of local heritage,...
The 6,000-square-foot, Barataria Museum tells the 200-year-old story of the Town of Jean Lafitte, a historic fishing village 20 miles southwest of New Orleans.
08/01/2020 - 08/31/2020 - 12:00 am
We are planning on having the Blessing of the Fleet in August. More information will be released as the details are worked out. Thank you!
09/01/2020 - 09/30/2020 - 12:00 am
A time and date will be selected as we move closer to the event.
04/01/2021 - 04/30/2021 - 12:00 am
Come join us for wine and music on Jean Lafitte’s Wetland Trace. Date will be announced later this year. The event will be held in 2021.