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    Cane River

    National Heritage Area Louisiana


Oakland landscape and fog
Natchitoches is located between the cities of Shreveport, LA to the northwest and Alexandria, LA to the south, and six miles off of Interstate 49. Airports and flight connections are available in both Shreveport and Alexandria.
Cane River Lake NPS Photo
carriage entry

Carriage House Entry in Historic District

Photo by CRNHA

Cane River National Heritage Area conveniently begins in historic Natchitoches, LA the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase. Traveling from Dallas, TX to Natchitoches, LA take I-20 to Shreveport and exit on I-49 traveling south. Traveling from south LA take I-49 north. Travel on Hwy 6 from points in central TX and MS.

For more information contact:

Natchitoches Convention and Visitors Bureau at 1.800.259.1714 or


Did You Know?

Slave/tenant quarters at Cane River Creole National Historical Park, Magnolia Unit, Photo by John Lees

On November 4, 1994, the United States Congress acknowledged the special qualities of this region by creating Cane River National Heritage Area and Cane River Creole National Historical Park. More...