PLEASE NOTE: GPS and smart phone map apps do not accurately bring you to these locations on Cane River. Please follow these directions so that you will arrive in a timely manner.
Oakland Plantation and Magnolia Plantation have two separate physical locations. Follow the directions below to travel to each of these sites that together are Cane River Creole National Historical Park.
4386 Highway 494 Natchez, LA 71456
To reach Oakland Plantation, take I-49 to Exit 127, Flora/Cypress. Turn east on LA Highway 120 toward Cypress. Cross over LA Highway 1 onto LA Highway 494. Follow Highway 494 for 4.5 miles; the visitor parking lot will be on the left after you pass the main house and after the large curve in the road.
From Downtown Natchitoches: Proceed over the Keyser Avenue Bridge. Once on Keyser, drive approximately 12 miles until you reach the visitor parking lot on the right. DO NOT get off this road; it leads to the park.
From University Drive: Proceed south along University Drive / Rapides Drive, heading out of town. Merge onto Highway 1 and continue for approximately 4 miles. At the town of Natchez, turn left onto Highway 119 at the yellow blinking light. Follow Highway 119 for .5 miles and then turn right onto Highway 494. Once on Highway 494, drive 2.5 miles until you reach the visitor parking lot on the right.
5549 Highway 119 Derry, LA 71416
** Magnolia Plantation Road Detour **
Magnolia Plantation is open during the closure of Highway 119. The Louisiana Department of Transportation officially closed Highway 119 leading to Magnolia from the north due to safety concerns. Magnolia can ONLY be reached from the south from Highway 1.
To reach the grounds of Magnolia Plantation, take I-49 to Exit 119, Derry. Head east on LA Highway 119. Cross over LA Highway 1 and proceed for 1.1 miles. The parking area and grounds of Magnolia Plantation are on the right. The main house at Magnolia is privately owned and not open to the public.
From University Drive: Proceed south along University Drive / Rapides Drive, heading out of town. Merge onto Highway 1 and continue south for 16 miles. At the village of Derry, turn left on Highway 119 for 1.1 miles until you reach the park on the right.
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