A River and Its People

The Cane River region is home to a unique culture; the Creoles. Generations of the same families of workers, enslaved and tenant, and owners lived on these lands for over 200 years. The park tells their stories and preserves the cultural landscape of Oakland and Magnolia Plantations, two of the most intact Creole cotton plantations in the United States.

a colorful view past the red spider lilies down the oak alley from the front porch of the house
Oakland Plantation

Morning sun highlights the oak allée and bottle garden at Oakland Plantation. Learn more about Oakland Plantation.

A distant view of the large Live Oaks with the blacksmith shop in the background.
Magnolia Plantation

The blacksmith shop and live oak allée at Magnolia Plantation. Learn more about Magnolia Plantation.

Ranger standing in grassy field
Operating Hours

Find the most up to date operating hours, and visitor information.

Image of Cooks cabin at Oakland Plantation

Read the directions to travel to both Oakland Plantation, and Magnolia Plantation.

Ranger on bridge with group of visitors.
Things to Do

Find information on what to do and see at both Oakland Plantation and Magnolia Plantation.

Last updated: June 29, 2023

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PO Box 925
Natchitoches, LA 71458


318-352-0383 x316

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