The Natchitoches Parish Port is a multi-modal facility with river, rail, and highway transportation options and the only slack water port on the Red River. The Natchitoches Parish Port owns almost 700 acres, over 400 of which remains to be developed.
The oxbow on which the port is located has a capacity to stage 20 - 30 barges. The Army Corps of Engineers maintains a 9-foot by 200-foot navigation channel on the Red River. Lock chambers have dimensions of 84' x 705' which will accommodate a six-barge tow.
The Port has over 5 miles of track within its complex and is served by the Kansas City Southern Railroad. The Port is located on U.S. Highways 71 and 84, Louisiana Highways 6 and 486 and is only 10 miles from I-49.
Over the past five years total tonnage handled through the port has averaged over 540,000 tons; average barge tonnage for the same time frame has been almost 120,000 tons.
Please learn more here or contact IRPT Member:
Travis Tyler, Executive Director
Post Office Box 2215
Natchitoches, LA 71457