Cane River National Heritage Area
Cane River National Heritage Area in northwestern Louisiana is a largely rural, agricultural landscape known for its historic plantations, its distinctive Creole architecture, and its multi-cultural legacy. Historically this region lay at the intersection of French and Spanish realms in the New World. Today it is home to a unique blend of cultures, including French, Spanish, African, American Indian, and Creole.
Car - Cane River Creole National Historical Park headquarters is at 400 Rapides Drive in Natchitoches, LA. To reach the Oakland Plantation unit, take I-49 to Exit 127, the Flora/Cypress exit. Head east one and one-half miles on Highway 120. Cross over Highway 1 on to Highway 494. Proceed four miles on Highway 494 to Oakland Plantation.