Currently there are no boat trips to the National Park because it has not been re-opened after Hurricane Katrina. It is expected to open again in the fall of 2006. It is unknown when or whether boat trips will resume.
We left the dock at 2 p.m. and got to the park at about 2:30 - earlier than usual because we were going with the tide. After the ranger talk we had just about enough time to walk over to the battlefield and then the Creole Queen started blowing her whistle at 3:14. We had to be back on the boat to leave by 3:20. This is a very short time to take in all there is at this site.
The following things are prohibited by the Park Service
Possession and/or use of metal detectors is strictly prohibited by Federal Law
The Batture is clsed to all public use - no fishing / no swimming
Do not climb on the Cannons.
In order to respect the Park's Historic significance:
Ball Playing, Golfing, Kite Flying, Sunbathing, and other similar activities are prohibted.
Washing or repairing vehicles or learning how to drive is not permitted on park property
Bicycle permitted on roadways only.
Damaging Plants And Animals
Prohibited by Law