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Like many areas along this drive, this 23,000-acre wetland can be explored on foot or by boat along the lush waterways of Lake Cataouatche. Choose from a myriad of trails like the Barataria Loop which follows the path used by Pirate Jean Latiffe to sell his bounty, or accessible pathways such as the Palmetto and Bayou Coquille Trails all the while keeping an eye out for wildlife such as American alligators, nutrias, tree frogs, water snakes and over 200 species of birds. The Visitor Center offers trail information, exhibits on how the Mississippi River created Louisiana’s wetlands, and educational programs. The Barataria Preserve is free.
6588 Barataria Boulevard
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