Oakland landscape and fog

Cane River Lake NPS Photo


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.

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

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc
1115 Washington Street

Natchitoches, LA 71457


(318) 356-5555

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