Kisatchie Recreation Sites Status Update

Kisatchie Recreation Site Status Update as of April 11, 2024:

  • The Forest is open to hunting. Visit our hunting page for information and guidelines.
  • Dispersed camping (camping outside a designated campground area) is available throughout the Forest for those who enjoy primitive camping. 
  • There are NO cabins for rent on the Kisatchie. 
  • NO reservations are required for campsites - first come, first served. The Beaver Dam Campground located on the Caney Ranger District near Minden, LA, is the only facility accepting reservations. You may visit recreation.gov. for more info. 
  • The Old LSU Walking Trail at the Supervisor’s Office located at the Alexandria Forestry Center, 2500 Shreveport Hwy, Pineville, is OPEN.
  • OHV Trail Status may be accessed through the OHV Hotline 866-830-6467. OHV Trails may be closed to motorized use after excessive rainfall. Typically, if a trail is open as of 1:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon, it will remain open through the weekend. It is always best to call the OHV Hotline or the District Office to confirm it is open before going to the trail.

Calcasieu Ranger District / Evangeline Unit, Rapides Parish (318-793-9427)

OPEN:

  • All Kincaid Boat Launches (The East Boat Launch will be temporarily closed from October 22 at 4:30 p.m. to October 27, 4:30 p.m. for the Rapides Parish Forestry Awareness Week. Please use the West Boat Launch instead.)
  • Lakeshore Trail - map of Kincaid Lake trails - Kincaid Lake Loop Trail (9.0 miles) remains closed - map of closed trails
  • Valentine Lake Recreation Area and Campground
  • Boy Scout Camp
  • Evangeline Camp
  • Ahtus Melder Camp
  • Wild Azalea Trail (except the Wild Azalea Spur near Kincaid Lake)

CLOSED:

  • Kincaid Lake Day-Use and Beach Area  - The beach area will reopen May 2024.
  • Kincaid Lake Group-Use Area 
  • Kincaid Lake Loop Trail 
  • Portions of Lamotte Creek Trail
  • Wild Azalea Spur Trail
  • Kincaid Campgrounds A & B
  • Kincaid Primitive Camp
  • Claiborne Multiple-Use Trails
  • Loran Campground

Calcasieu Ranger District / Vernon Unit, Vernon Parish (318-793-9427)

OPEN:

  • Fullerton Lake (Campground remains closed at this time)
  • Fullerton Interpretive Trail (Campground remains closed at this time)
  • Fullerton Group-Use Area
  • Government Pond Camping and Fishing
  • Hunter Camp
  • Wolf Rock Cave
  • Blue Hole Recreation Complex
  • Wild Turkey Trail
  • Big Branch Trail (a portion is open and a reroute has been provided for users)
  • Longleaf Area

CLOSED:

  • Big Branch Trail (a portion remains closed due to a bridge outtage)
  • Enduro OHV Trail and Campground
  • Fullerton Campground

Caney Ranger District, Claiborne and Webster Parishes (318-927-2061)

OPEN:

  • Caney Lakes Campground (Beaver Dam Campground)
  • Caney Lakes and Corney Lake Boat Launches
  • Sugar Cane National Recreation Trail 
  • Beaver Dam Campground 
  • Corney Bayou Boat Ramp 
  • Corney Lake Day-Use and Group-Use Areas
  • Corney Lake Hunter Camp
  • Sugar Creek Hunter Camp
  • Bucktail Hunter Camp
  • Turkey Trot Hunter Camp

CLOSED:

  • Caney Lakes Day-Use Area and Group Pavilion (will reopen Memorial Day weekend 2024)

Catahoula Ranger District, Grant Parish (318-765-3554)

OPEN:

  • Bankston Hunter Camp
  • Glen Emery Hiking Trail
  • Hickman Trail of the Livingston Multiple-Use Trail System
  • Highway 472 Hunter Camp
  • Iatt Lake
  • Pearson Hunter Camp
  • Saddle Bayou Hunter Camp
  • Stuart Lake Nature Trail 
  • Stuart Lake Recreation Area, Campground, and Group-Use Area

CLOSED:

  • Little Creek Trail of the Livingston Multi-Use Trail System 

Kisatchie Ranger District, Natchitoches Parish (318-472-1840)

OPEN:

  • Anderson Pond Day Use Area 
  • Cane Camp
  • Caroline Dormon Recreation Trail
  • Corral Camp 
  • Coyote Camp
  • Custis Camp 
  • Dogwood Camp
  • Kisatchie Bayou Recreation Area and Campground
  • Kisatchie Hills Wilderness and Associated Trails
    • Backbone Trail
    • Turpentine Hill
    • High-Ridge
  • Longleaf Vista Trail, Pavilion, and Picnic Area
  • Lotus Camp
  • Oak Camp
  • Red Bluff Camp
  • Sandstone OHV Trail* - ONLY  hikers, runners, cyclists, & horseback riders may use the trail at this time. 
  • 395 Parking Area 

CLOSED:

* Sandstone OHV Trail is seasonally CLOSED to motorized use from January 2024 - May 2024

Winn Ranger District, Winn Parish (318-628-4664)

OPEN:

  • Gum Springs Campground and Gum Springs Lake
  • Highway 472 Hunter Camp
  • Cloud Crossing Campground
  • Saline Bayou Recreation Trail
  • Gum Springs Horse Campground
  • Gum Springs Horse Trail
  • Saline Bayou (all boat launches are open)
    • Cloud Crossing Launch Area
    • Pearfield Launch Area
    • Goldonna Launch Area
    • Sand Point Launch Area