Tucked away in between the swamps and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Jean Lafitte is the perfect get-away and only minutes from downtown New Orleans. Part of the Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary, Jean Lafitte is one of the most biologically productive estuaries in the world. These wetlands and bays are a mecca for commercial and recreational fisherman and offer Louisiana and the nation not only food, but a unique natural treasure.

Come explore the mysterious terrain of the swamps and wetlands. Hike one of the many trails or canoe in miles of open waterways. Glide on a tour boat or take an exciting ride on an airboat. Go fishing with an expert from one of the many fishing charter companies. Explore the history of the region at the new Lafitte’s Barataria Museum. Top your day off by eating Cajun and Creole Cuisine at a local restaurant.



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