Welcome to the Kisatchie National Forest

As Louisiana's only National Forest, the Kisatchie is comprised of over 604,000 acres, spread over five Ranger Districts from central to north Louisiana. Whether it is hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, horseback riding, or nature viewing through the forest, there is an activity for you. It's your forest, EXPLORE IT! 

Time to go camping?Please note that reservations are not required for camping at almost all sites.(Except for the Beaver Dam Campground on the Caney Ranger District - for reservations, please visit www.recreation.gov)  All other campsites on the Forest are first come, first served.  

2017 KNF Recreation Fee Program Accomplishment Report

2017 REA Accomplishment Highlights Report details revenue and expenditures in recreation on the Kisatchie National Forest. Did you know your recreation fee dollars support and enhance public safety, recreation site maintenance and improvements, educational experiences, interpretive programs, and other valuable services?  To read the entire report, please click here.

Photo of the native azalea which occurs on the Kisatchie NF.            Places to View Beautiful Wild Azaleas

Every Spring in March and April, the woods burst in bloom with beautiful wild azaleas (Rhododendron canescens). If you live near Alexandria, Louisiana, use this map to help you find the best viewing places.



Meet Our Outfitters, Hayes E Daze Ranch

Hayes E Daze Ranch Outfitters are the only certified horseback trailride providers on the Kisatchie National Forest.  They provide horses and ponies for guided trailrides for people of all experience levels.  For more information, please visit their website here or view their Trail Riding Adventures brochure.  Or call Derek at 337-258-5782.

Photo of people riding horses on a trail in the Kisatchie National Forest


2017-2018 Hunting Rules, Regulations and Schedules

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has released its 2017-2018 hunting regulations booklet.

2017-2018 Catahoula & Red Dirt Permit

2017-18 Catahoula & Red Dirt National Wildlife Management Preserve Permit.


2017-2018 Motor Vehicle Use Maps Available

2017-18 Motor Vehicle-Use Maps available online.

2017-2018 Kisatchie National Forest Hunting Dates

2017-2018 Kisatchie National Forest Hunting schedules.

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