Louey Tourism Award 2019 Attraction of the Year

Interact with Live Alligators


New facility is now OPEN!


Come by and visit the Gator Chateau and I-10 Visitor Center! Perfect stop for your family road trip! We are right off of I-10!  Current Hours starting on 5/19/20 will be Tuesday – Saturday, 10a-4p. During this time, you aren’t allowed to hold our baby gators with social distancing protocol, but you can still view them in their tank and indoor pond.  Closed on some Major Holidays, call to confirm- 337-821-5521. Holiday Hours: Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day / Closed New Years Eve and New Years Day / Closed Mardi Gras Day February 25th / Closing at 4pm on July 3rd / Closed on July 4th

Public viewing for feedings are on Fridays at 3:30p – June-September

The Gator Chateau is home to rescued, baby alligators.

We foster the gators until they are able to be released back into their natural habitat. Our alligator docent will educate you in all things Alligator! Our babies are hand fed, they don’t bite, and you can hold them and take your picture!



Open Year-Round!

Monday thru Saturday
9AM to 5PM

Closed most major holidays (New Years, Mardi Gras, Independence Day (closing at 4pm on July 3rd, CLOSED July 4th), Christmas Day). Call to confirm hours during holidays 337-821-5521

Public Feeding Times


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No Admission Charged

… but donations are accepted. Motor coaches are welcome.

Group Tours

Reservations available for Field Trips and Group Tours.

One of our alligator handlers will give a lesson on the gators – everything from their habitat, what they eat, how they grow, to how we care for them at our rescue facility.

After the lesson, we will split your group up into smaller groups. Forming a circle around one of our handlers, the students are allowed to hold one of our baby gators and take a pic with them.

Following your tour, be sure to stop in next door at the Jeff Davis Parish Visitors Center to purchase a gator souvenir.

If your group is here around lunchtime, bring a sack lunch and have a picnic at our park. We have pavilions and picnic tables, along with full playground.

Click here to download our Gator Field Trip form.

Please feel free to call or email us your inquiries at [email protected].




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Gator Chateau22 hours ago
Gators are so excited to see you guys! Hours this week 10-4, starting Monday 6/8, we will be open 9a-6p Monday-Saturday! #jeffdavisparish #gatorchateau #gatorgram #seeyousoongator #onlylouisiana #louisianafeedyoursoul Louisiana Travel Jeff Davis Parish Tourism Only In Louisiana
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Gator Chateau2 days ago
Our public viewing time for feedings will resume next Friday 6/12/20! Every Friday at 3:30pm until September! Come by and check it out! #jeffdavisparish #gatorchateau Only In Louisiana Louisiana Travel
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Gator Chateau2 days ago
Part time gator positions have been filled! Thanks for all the inquiries! You are still welcome to come fill out an application in case something opens up. Thanks!!!
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Gator Chateau3 days ago
Update: current positions have been filled! But you can still come and fill out an application and we will keep on file for next time!

Looking for immediate part time Gator Handler for the summer! Love animals? Love to visit with people? Love kids? Love being part of a team? Perfect summer job for you! MUST be able to work some Saturdays. No phone calls please! Applications can be picked up at the I-10 Park Visitor Center in Jennings from 10a-4p this week!
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Gator Chateau3 days ago
New Summer Hours start Monday, June 8th! Monday-Saturday, 9a-6pm! And you can now hold our baby gators! #jeffdavisparish #gatorchateau Louisiana Travel Louisiana Travel Association
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