The Kisatchie National Forest is located in the central areas of Louisiana.
Where is this Forest?


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  Kisatchie National Forest has more than 604,000 acres, is spread across seven parishes in Louisiana and is divided into five managed units called Ranger Districts.  Hidden in the bayous, beneath the bald cypress groves and old growth pine, is a world of natural beauty, excitement, learning, recreation, resources and wildlife in their purest form. Come visit Louisiana's only national forest. Our website has migrated to a new system and you may have to become familiar with the new navigation tabs.  We hope that you find this revised website a user-friendly application. 


Partial Closure for Gum Springs Horse Trail

TheWinn Ranger District of Kisatchie National Forest  is temporarily closing a small portion of the Gum Springs horse trail for bridge work until September 25, 2014... 

Controlled Burns Maintains Healthy Forest

Local residents may see smoke in forested areas as forest managers with Kisatchie National Forest conduct controlled burns. Fire is a tool used by forest managers to achieve several goals....

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2013-14 Red Dirt Permit

2013-14 Red Dirt National Wildlife Management Preserve Permit

2013-14 Catahoula Permit

2013-14 Catahoula National Wildlife Management Preserve Permit


UPDATED 2013-2014 KNF Hunting Dates

2013-14 KNF Hunting dates listed...

Flash Flood Dangers-Things You Should Know

Kisatchie National Forest Supervisor, Mike Balboni, wants to raise awareness of the dangers of  flash flooding that is possible during summer months...

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