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    Cane River

    National Heritage Area Louisiana

Take a Cultural Journey

More than 300-years of history are etched into the rural landscape of colonial forts, plantations, churches, cemeteries, and homes that comprise Cane River National Heritage Area. Historically, this region lay at the intersection of the French and Spanish Realms in the New World, with the town of Natchitoches originating as an important 18th century trade center.

Did You Know?

American flag reflected in Cane River Lake as ducks swim by, Photo by Sonny Carter

Cane River National Heritage Area includes Cane River Lake, an oxbow lake that once was the primary channel of the mighty Red River and defines the region today, just as it has for centuries.