We recognize the importance of “hard” numbers and have provided many here for reference; however, the rich history of Natchitoches and position as hub for a large, rural area is sometimes belied by these numbers.  Note census demographics, trade area maps, tourism numbers and special asset listings are all provided to help clearly define what Natchitoches “is”.

Special Assets

A number of recreational assets are available to you in Natchitoches.  You can learn more at, but some recreational assets include:

  • NSU Rec Complex
    • Golf course, pool, and tennis
  • Kisatche National Forest
    • Hiking and biking trails
  • Sibley Lake
    • Boating, fishing, swimming, and boat tours
  • Historic Cane River Heritage Area
    • Tours of plantation homes and surrounding area