Riverbank Natchitoches

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We are open.

Louisiana entered Phase 1 of the reopening on May 15, 2020, based on a plan set forth by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards. While our current priority is on safety for our community and our visitors, we are open for business – it just may look a little different for a little while longer.

As we welcome visitors back to our community, we ask that you comply with current social distancing recommendations, the active State mandates, and request you wear a mask to protect yourself.

What you can expect.

Hotels are operating with increased cleaning and safety precautions. Some bed and breakfasts have reopened and are now booking. Please call the Natchitoches Visitors Center at 800-259-1714 to find out which B&Bs are open.

Almost all of our restaurants are open with takeout service. Many of our restaurants, especially in the Historic District, have added patio/sidewalk seating for guests. Most of our restaurants have opened their interiors with limited capacity seating for guests. Our recommendation is to call your restaurant of choice ahead of time to determine the best option for your dining experience and make reservations if you can. A list of restaurants with contact information can be found here

Here are a few things to do while you are visiting Natchitoches:

  • Shop Front Street and Historic District shops
  • Explore Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site
  • Explore the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame & Northwest Louisiana History Museum
  • Explore the Natchitoches Film Trail
  • Rent a kayak or paddleboard from Cane River Paddle & Pedal Sports
  • Explore Beau Jardin and the Riverbank
  • Explore Kisatchie National Forest
  • Explore Parc Natchitoches
  • Golf at Demon Hills – NSU Recreation Complex
  • Watch a movie at Parkway Cinema

Visit our Things to Do page for details and contact information for these activities. Check back with us for more openings as we move toward Phase 2 of reopening.

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We are currently in Phase 1. (Click to view)

Phase I Natchitoches Reopening

Phase 2  Natchitoches ReopeningPhase 3 Natchitoches Reopening







*Video produced by Zack Breaux