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Briarwood Nature Preserve


Walk down forest trails, savor the beauty of the Louisiana iris bog, admire the reflection pool, and enjoy the most complete botanical and wildlife sanctuary in Louisiana.
Briarwood is the birthplace and home of Caroline Dormon, a world renowned naturalist, author, artist and the first woman to be hired in the United States Forest Service. The Caroline Dormon Nature Preserve strives to carry on the work started by Miss Dormon by preserving wildflowers native to the south and educating the public on how natural forest ecosystems work.
Briarwood is shown by tours that are guided by experienced persons who knew Caroline Dormon, and who, through her encouragement, have come to know and appreciate every foot of this forest and it native plants. The preserve is open to the public every weekend in March, April, May, October, and November. It is located in the northern sand hills of Natchitoches Parish on Louisiana Highway 9 between Saline, LA. and Campti, LA.
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During the Months of March, April, May, October & NovemberOpen Saturday 9AM-5PM & Sunday 12PM-5PM
*Tours are available by appointment; call 318-576-3379
216 Caroline Dorman Rd.Saline, LA 71070