Gator Chateau 2018-06-07T12:22:36+00:00

NOTICE! Starting January 30, 2018, Construction begins on the NEW Gator Chateau! New facility scheduled to open in the spring of 2019. But not to worry.. our babies are still here for you to hold at the I-10 Park in their temporary building, next door to the visitors center. Same location, same hours (Monday- Saturday, 9a-5p). Due to space, we will not be doing public gator feedings this summer. NOTE- The front public restrooms are currently CLOSED. Please use north restrooms, located on the north side of the pond.

Interact with Live Alligators


The Gator Chateau is home to rescued, baby alligators as well as mature 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

Public Feeding Times

June thru September
Fridays at 3:30PM

Don’t forget to check out the Souvenir Shop for gator tees, gator teeth, gator toe necklaces, plush gators, gator ink pens, stress gators, and more!

Louisiana Oil & Gas Park

No Admission Charged

… but donations are accepted. Motor coaches are welcome.

Group Tours

Reservations available for Field Trips and Group Tours.

When your group arrives at the Gator Chateau, the students will line the fence on the outside of the outdoor exhibit. One of our alligator handlers will then enter the gator pit inside the exhibit and 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.

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




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Gator Chateau6 days ago
This family from Kentucky stopped to hold our baby gators while traveling through Louisiana. Stop by and have a one of kind experience at the Gator Chateau! Open Monday-Saturday, 9a-5p! New building under construction, but we have a temporary building at our same location! I-10 Park Exit 64, Jennings, LA! www.jeffdavis.org #onlylouisiana #jeffdavisparish #gatorchateau #feedyoursoul
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Concrete poured and pond being dug on the new Gator Chateau building! We are so excited! #jeffdavisparish #gatorchateau #onlylouisiana
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Gator Chateau2 weeks ago
We have some great fishing here at our pond at the I-10 Oil & Gas Park! 11 Acre stocked pond (LA Fishing license required for anglers 16 and over) with bass, bream, and catfish. Perfect way to spend a late summer afternoon! Exit 64, Jennings, LA #jeffdavisparish #onlylouisiana
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Gator Chateau3 weeks ago
Summer 2018 Events in Jeff Davis Parish! Click here to view the newsletter with summer events and happenings in JDP!
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Gator Chateau3 weeks ago
Visit our website to keep up to date on all the events happening in JDP! Tourism, Gator Chateau, and Chamber of Commerce! #onlylouisiana #jeffdavisparish #feedyoursoul http://ow.ly/6PW130kajaB


Rescue, Educate, Release facility where you can Hold a Baby Gator! Visit us in Jennings, LA- I-10 Exit 64. Free attraction but donations accepted! http://www.jeffdavis.org/
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