Your Safety

The heritage area is located in a very scenic, yet rural part of Louisiana. Visitors should be aware of the following safety issues.

Site conditions can vary depending on weather and time of year. Please check the local forecast and be prepared for sudden changes in weather. Dress comfortably according to the weather forecast. Summers are hot and humid, and winters are cold and damp. Remember to always wear sunscreen, bring a hat, and drink plenty of water when visiting the sites within the heritage area. Rural areas of the heritage area have a wide variety of insects (including mosquitos, bees, wasps, and fire ants), reptiles, and wildlife. Carry insect repellent.

Please watch your step, as paths, trails, and sidewalks throughout the heritage area can be uneven. Wear comfortable walking shoes as you explore the sites.

Drivers need to be cautious when navigating the narrow, winding roads within the heritage area. Roads have an abundance of hair pin turns, slow farm equipment, and sometimes wandering livestock. Drivers should take extra precaution during wet and icy conditions.

Emergency Numbers
Unfortunately, emergencies can happen. If an emergency arises, call 911.

Last updated: July 28, 2017

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Mailing Address:

Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc
1115 Washington Street

Natchitoches, LA 71457



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