Old River Control Structure to Natchez Trace Link

Baton Rouge Area
Baton Rouge Area
Type of Route
12 miles

Start your adventure at the Old River Lock and experience the beauty of the Atchafalaya River as you begin your journey. With year-round primitive camping facilities nearby, you can extend your stay and immerse yourself in the natural surroundings. The route takes you to the Old River Control Structure, where fresh water flows from the Mississippi River into the stunning Atchafalaya Basin, one of the most breathtaking primitive areas in the country.

The road follows the levee bordering the Mississippi River, with little traffic to disturb your peaceful ride. You’ll ride through fertile farmland and forests and experience the untouched beauty of several wildlife preserves along the way. This route is perfect for those who enjoy a quiet ride. As there are no stores along the way, make sure to bring plenty of supplies and water.

After your ride, learn about Louisiana’s extensive history with cotton farming at the gorgeous Frogmore Plantation, whose architecture is almost as stunning as the lush fields on-site.

Learn more about the area: Concordia Tourism

Contact Info:
Concordia Economic Development
: Post Office Box 612
Vidalia, LA 71373
Telephone: (318) 336-3635