Natchitoches Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

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Natchitoches, Louisiana’s oldest city is located on I-49 one hour south of Shreveport and four hours north of New Orleans. This charming city is full of culture, history and features a National Historic Landmark District downtown, Cane River National Heritage Area and state scenic byway, the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and annual festivals like the famed Christmas Festival of Lights.

Several waterways are great for fishing, Red River, Cane River, Sibley Lake and Black Lake. You'll find accessible forest in Kisatchie National Forest, open flatland and rolling hills ideal for a variety of outdoor events including skeet shooting or off season practice for rowing teams and much more. Northwestern State University offers indoor/outdoor facilities that can host a variety of sporting events and summer camps.

Mid-summer 2019 look for PARC Natchitoches, Sports and Recreation Complex featuring 100 acres (40 wooded) 5 baseball/softball fields; 6 batting cages; 4 soccer fields; Pavilions; 2 fishing ponds; walking/biking trails and 750 parking spaces.

Natchitoches’ historic charm, natural beauty, diverse venues and affordable hotels make it the destination for your sporting event!