Want to Swim With Tiny Otters? You Can at Louisiana’s Barn Hill Preserve
If you've ever wanted to or wondered what it would be like to hang out and swim with a bunch of little otters, Louisiana's Barn Hill Preserve is exactly where you need to be headed.
Barn Hill Preserve, located in Ethel, Louisiana offers "Otter Swims" where you can hop into a pool and play with Asian small-clawed otters, the smallest otter species in the world.
From barnhillpreserve.com -
"This tour is a truly unique experience found nowhere else in Louisiana. The otter swim portion of the tour includes time for changing clothes, orientation, and swimming with the otters. It is approximately 1 hour. The average time otters swim in the pool is 35 minutes. The number of otter swims are limited so that this remains a very positive experience for our otters. While in the pool, you are an observer. We do not allow the otters to be restrained, both for the safety of you and our otters."
Barn Hill Preserve is only about an hour 1/2 from Lafayette, located just North of Zachary.
You have to be at least 16 years old to swim with the otters and you have to book in advance. The cost is $154 per person with a max of 8 people per group.
You can reserve your otter swim HERE and call them at 225-286-3003.