Source: National Park Service

Source: National Park Service, Carrie Mardorf

Carrie A. Mardorf, Superintendent of Cane River Creole National Historical Park announced the National Park Service released it’s 2019 economic impact report for park gateway communities June 11.

Natchitoches Wood

“For the Natchitoches area, 29,900 park visitors spent an estimated $1.8 million in the local community while visiting Cane River Creole National Historical Park (Oakland and Magnolia Plantations).

These expenditures supported a total of 25 jobs, $677 thousand in labor income, $1.2 million in value added, and $2.2 million in economic output in the local economy surrounding Cane River Creole National Historical Park,” she said. For the state last year, 661 thousand park visitors spent an estimated $39.3 million in local gateway regions while visiting National Park Service lands .

These expenditures supported a total of 556 jobs, $17.0 million in labor income, $30.4 million in value added, and $51.7 million in economic output in the Louisiana economy. Directly affected sectors include camping, gas, groceries, hotels, recreation industries, restaurants, retail and transportation.

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In 2019, 661 thousand park visitors spent an estimated $39.3 million in local gateway regions while visiting National Park Service lands in Louisiana. These expenditures supported a total of 556 jobs, $17.0 million in labor income, $30.4 million in value added, and $51.7 million in economic output in the Louisiana economy.