Driving Directions

From I-49, take Exit 138 (Natchitoches exit), follow LA Hwy 6 East to first traffic light. Turn left onto LA Hwy 1 By-Pass. Turn right at caution light onto LA Hwy 3175. Turn left at traffic light onto LA Hwy 6. Turn left onto LA Hwy 486 and cross the railroad tracks. Port entrance is on the left.


  • Located in Pool 3 of the Red River at river mile 152.2 (from the Mississippi River at the Old River Lock). Only slack water port on the Red River.
  • Served by the Kansas City Southern Railroad via Port rail spur; Port rail consists of over 5 miles of track which includes 2.75 miles of sidings.
  • Located on U.S. Highways 71 and 84, Louisiana Highways 6 and 486 and 10 miles from I-49.

Contact Us:

Travis Tyler
Executive Director

Post Office Box 2215
Natchitoches, LA 71457

p (318) 356-9686
c (318) 471-4512
f (318) 354-2622