Field Trips and Group Tours
Crawfish Farm field tours in Jeff Davis Parish operate from March to May (the crawfish harvest season) on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings. Spectators will experience the habitat, harvest, calculation, distribution, and consumption of Louisiana’s #1 crustacean.
Jeff Davis Parish Tourist Commission offers field trips and group tours to prospective tourists and seekers. The crawfish tour begins with a visit to the Tietje Crawfish Farm, where the crawfish’s habitat and harvesting process are showcased. Participants will stand on a dock, over a pond, while Burt Tietje instructs the process. Viewers will also hear about the biology of the species such as dietary information, pond ecology, and harvesting equipment.
After visitors finish their lesson in harvesting crawfish, a trip to the I-10 Crawfish Cooperative begins the explanation of the marketing sector. The I-10 Cooperative will demonstrate the cleaning, grading, and distribution process. Visitors will attain an appreciation of the labor required to supply contents for famous crawfish boils. End your tour at the Gator Chateau, where you can learn all about Alligators, even hold a baby!
Tour cost is $8.00 per person (ages 3 and up). Teachers, bus drivers and home school organizers are free with group!
Tour must be booked in advance and is for groups of 10 or more. If you don’t have a group, call and ask if there is a group booked on your date or browse our online calendar and you may be able to join in!