Tour Tietje Crawfish Farm

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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. 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 and you may be able to join in!

Field Trips and Group Tours

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.

Visit Gator Chateau

Finish your tour with a visit to our Gator Chateau, When your group arrives at the Gator Chateau,  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, the students are allowed to hold one of our baby gators and take a pic with them. Don’t forget to bring a little spending money to shop our gator souvenirs in our new Visitor Center gift shop! All proceeds from the gift shop go toward our gator program!

Souvenirs

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.

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