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



Sun shining through the pines of the Kisatchie National Forest

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. The mission of the USDA Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.




2016 Fullerton Sawmill Day

Historic Fullerton Sawmill Sign painted on a large round sawmill blade

Calcasieu Ranger District on Kisatchie National Forest hosted Fullerton Sawmill Day Oct. 15. The event, which drew nearly 500 participants, celebrates memories of what was once the largest saw­mill west of the Mississippi, Fullerton Sawmill. Attendees revisited life in the early 1900s through demonstrations from quilters, games of the era and viewing artifacts. Fullerton Sawmill operated from 1907 until 1927. Today, all that is left of this once-booming town of 5,000 are a few founda­tions and the memories of the descendants of past residents.

Kisatchie National Forest Day-Use Update

A new regulation for the Kisatchie...

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2016-2017 Catahoula & Red Dirt Permit

2016-17 Catahoula & Red Dirt National Wildlife Management Preserve Permit.

2016-2017 Hunting Rules, Regulations and Schedules

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has released its 2016-17 hunting regulations pamphlet online at the LDWF website...


2016-2017 Motor Vehicle Use Maps Available

2016-17 Motor Vehicle-Use Maps available online.

2016-2017 KNF Hunting Dates

2016-17 KNF Hunting dates listed...

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