Cane River Creole National Historical Park


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Cane River Creole National Historical Park

Address:400 Rapids Dr
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Phone:318-352-0383
Fax:318-352-4549
Web: www.nps.gov/cari/
Size: 207 acres (park); 40,000 acres (heritage area).
Established: Authorized on November 2, 1994.
Location:The Cane River National Heritage Area extends approximately a mile on either side of the Cane River from the southern boundary of the City of Natchitoches to Monette's Ferry, Louisiana. The headquarters for the national historical park is at Oakland Plantation in Natchitoches Parish. Take I-49 to Exit 127 (Flora/Cypress Exit), then east 1.5 miles on Hwy. 120. Cross over LA 1 onto LA 494, then 4 miles on Hwy. 494 to Oakland Plantation. The park will be to the west.
Facilities:None at the present time.
Activities:Ranger-guided tours of the Oakland Plantation and of the grounds of the Magnolia Plantation.
Special Features:Park preserves significant landscapes, sites, and structures associated with the development of Creole culture in both urban and rural settings. Oakland Plantation, the outbuildings of Magnolia Plantation, Cane River corridor, the historic district of the town of Natchitoches, and the Fort Jessup and Las Adaes sites are important components.

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Winks' opinions are solicited by everyone from Park Service Director Robert Stanton to the interpretive staff at Cane River Creole National Historical Park, the Louisiana plantations site established as a park five years ago.
Louisiana - Cane River Creole National Historical Park Stop by the Magnolia Plantation Overseer's house on December 10 for Christmas crafts and live music by the LaCour Trio.