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Central Louisiana, also known as the Crossroads region, is one of the oldest areas of the Bayou State. Founded in 1714, Natchitoches is thought to be the oldest European settlement in the Louisiana Purchase Territory. Beyond its historic sites, Central Louisiana's pine forests and lakes offer endless hiking, fishing, biking, and birding. Discover the Crossroads region below.

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DeSoto Parish
Discover the many things to do in DeSoto Parish, from world-class fishing in Toledo Bend Reservoir to Civil War history.
The oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase territory, Natchitoches is a vibrant community dedicated to preserving its incredibly rich and diverse heritage. Established in 1714 as a center for trade between local Indians and French colonists, Natchitoches has known the imprint of French, Spanish, African, American Indian, Creole and American cultures.
Vernon Parish
We invite you to venture into Vernon Parish, the heart of West Central Louisiana!