Recreation

Kisatchie Recreation Sites Status Update

Kisatchie Recreation Site Status Update as of June 27, 2022:

  • The Forest is open to hunting.
  • 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. However, you may make reservations for Beaver Dam Campground located on the Caney Ranger District near Minden, LA, on recreation.gov.
  • Sections of the Glen Emery Trail and Stuart Lake Nature Trail have been closed for repairs due to fallen trees on the boardwalk. The trails are open; however, an alternate route will need to be found for that section.
  • The Old LSU Walking Trail at the Supervisor’s Office located at the Alexandria Forestry Center, 2500 Shreveport Hwy, Pineville, is OPEN.
  • Kincaid Lake Day-Use Recreation Area, including swim beach and picnic area, are now open.
  • Caney Lakes Day-Use Area 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 the trail is open as of 1:00 p.m. Friday afternoon, it will remain open through the weekend. It is always best to call the District Office to confirm the trail is open before departing for the trail.

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

OPEN:

  • All Kincaid Boat Launches
  • Kincaid Lake Day-Use and Beach Area
  • Kincaid Lake Group-Use Area - reservations by appointment only - call the District Office
  • Lakeshore Trail
  • Valentine Lake Recreation Area and Campground
  • Boy Scout Camp
  • Evangeline Camp
  • Ahtus Melder Camp
  • Wild Azalea Trail
  • Loran Campground
  • Camp Claiborne OHV Trail

CLOSED:

  • Kincaid Lake Trail
  • Kincaid Campgrounds A & B
  • Kincaid Primitive Camp

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

OPEN:

  • Fullerton Lake (Campground and Interpretive Trail remain closed at this time)
  • Fullerton Group-Use Area
  • Government Pond Camping and Fishing
  • Hunter Camp
  • Wolf Rock Cave
  • Blue Hole Recreation Complex
  • Big Branch Trail and Longleaf Area

CLOSED:

  • Enduro OHV Trail and Campground
  • Fullerton Campground
  • Fullerton Interpretive Trail

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

OPEN:

  • Caney Lakes Day-Use Area and Group Pavilion
  • Caney Lakes Campground (Beaver Dam Campground)
  • Caney Lakes and Corney Lake Boat Launches
  • Sugar Cane National Recreation Trail
  • 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
  • Sugar Cane National Recreation Trail

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

OPEN:

  • Stuart Lake 
  • Stuart Lake Recreation Area, Campground, and Group-Use Area
  • Stuart Lake Nature Trail - section of the boardwalk is temporarily closed due to fallen trees
  • Glen Emery Hiking Trail - section of the boardwalk is temporarily closed due to fallen trees
  • Bankston Hunter Camp
  • Highway 472 Hunter Camp
  • Pearson Hunter Camp
  • Iatt Lake
  • Saddle Bayou Hunter Camp

CLOSED:

  • Livingston OHV Trails – Hickman Trail and Little Creek – closure includes trailheads; no camping is allowed in these areas.

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

OPEN:

  • Longleaf Vista Trail, Pavilion, and Picnic Area
  • Caroline Dormon Recreation Trail
  • Oak Camp
  • Corral Camp 
  • Coyote Camp
  • Custis Camp 
  • Dogwood Camp
  • Red Bluff Camp
  • Sandstone OHV Trail
  • Cane Camp
  • Lotus Camp
  • 395 Parking Area 
  • Anderson Pond Day Use Area 
  • Kisatchie Hills Wilderness and Associated Trails
    • Backbone Trail
    • Turpentine Hill
    • High-Ridge

CLOSED:

  • Kisatchie Bayou Recreation Area and Campground - temporarily closed due to reconstruction

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