Drake Salt Works Festiva/Saline Creek Festival

Visit northeast Natchitoches Parish for a day of heritage and fun in Goldonna, Louisiana. Activities include arts and crafts booths, food, a parade, an ATV ride and live entertainment. There will be a children’s area that will include a dunking booth, face painting, Jupiter jump and cake walk.

· PARADE ~ 10:00 AM


· Treasure hunt

· Live entertainment

· Children’s Area



During the Civil War, this settlement was an important trade center providing salt for much of the Confederacy and the population grew to about 10,000. The area is no longer used for salt ‘mining,’ but is used for fishing, swimming, and picnicking. Today the population is much smaller, but the area shares its history with the annual Drake Salt Works/Saline Creek Festival.


From downtown Natchitoches take Highway 6/84 east across Red River
Turn LEFT onto LA-486/CAMPTI CUTOFF. Continue to follow LA-486, 5.5 mi
Turn RIGHT onto EDENBORN ST. 0.1 mi
Turn LEFT onto US-71/US-84. 1.1 mi
Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto LA-9. 7.0 mi
Turn RIGHT onto LA-156. 9.8 mi
Turn LEFT onto LA-479/VINE ST. 0.1 mi
Turn LEFT onto LA-479/MAIN AVE. 0.1 mi
Welcome to GOLDONNA, LA.

Other Activities:

Goldonna is home to the Louisiana Trails and visitors are encouraged to join this organization and visit throughout the year for great hiking, biking, horse trails and ATV riding. For more information call 318-727-8770 or 318-413-9033.

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