Permits & Reservations

Parking lot at Oakland full of a variety of Volkswagen vehicles from the Volkswagen CENLA Club.
The VW CENLA Club enjoys a day at the park.

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Permits are required for events such as weddings, family reunions, and photography. Permits are also required for any commercial businesses or commercial tours operating within the park. More information and changes to commericial filming can be found on our permits page.


Groups of 10 or more are strongly recommended to make a reservation two weeks prior to the visit. Reservations must be made through the park's interpretive staff by calling 318-352-0383, ext. 200 or ext. 201.

Self-guided group tours of the Main House at Oakland Plantation may be arranged with limited capacity.

Groups that do not make a reservation may not be able to be fully accommodated.

**Due to COVID-19, interior access to the Oakland Plantation Store and Magnolia Plantation Store are not available at this time. The grounds, trails and, visitor restrooms are open daily at Oakland and Magnolia Plantations. Guided grounds tours and self-guided tours of plantation outbuildings are available Wednesday through Sunday at both sites. An outdoors visitor services station and bookstore also are available at Oakland. The Oakland Plantation Main House is open Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with limited occupancy. Face masks are required in all federal buildings and outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained**

Last updated: February 9, 2021

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 925
Natchitoches, LA 71458


318-352-0383 x316

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