Briarwood Nature Preserve
From Natchitoches: Take Washington St./LA 6 East past the Red River bridge at Grand Ecore then turn left on LA 486 the Campti Cutoff at Campti turn right on LA 480 and immediately left on LA 71. In 1.2 miles turn right on LA 9 for about 19 miles – then turn left on Briarwood Preserve Road, immediately after the Briarwood Preserve sign. Enter the preserve through the gates, the visitors center is ¼ mile ahead.
From Shreveport: Take I-20 east to exit 61, turning right onto LA 154 continue south on 154 which will change over to LA 517 south of Gibsland. At Bryceland turn right onto LA 9 at the stop sign just past the railroad tracks. Continue south on LA 9 for 22 miles to Saline, turning right at the traffic signal – from there proceed an additional 3 miles and turn right on Briarwood Preserve Road just after the Briarwood Preserve sign. Enter the preserve through the gates, the visitors center is ¼ mile ahead.