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Please check here for a complete listing of recreation sites and their status as of May 28. Please note that you do not need reservations for camping, except for the Beaver Dam Campground on the Caney Ranger District (which is scheduled to reopen June 1.) All other campgrounds are first come, first served.


Fishing Derbies and Kent House Bug Day Cancelled

After careful consideration, the Kisatchie National Forest has decided to cancel its annual fishing derbies scheduled for May and June, and Kent House Bug Day scheduled for June 6. We regret to have to cancel these popular events, but the USDA Forest Service is taking necessary measures to safeguard the health of employees and the public.


Kisatchie National Forest Offers Virtual Services in Response to COVID-19

The Kisatchie National Forest is implementing virtual services beginning March 23 to protect the health and safety of employees and members of the public during the COVID-19 outbreak in accordance with guidance from federal and state authorities. Customers needing information, permits and maps are encouraged to call the appropriate office numbers listed in the left column of this page during regular business hours.

Closure Maps for Tornado Damaged Areas - Evangeline and Vernon Units of the Calcasieu Ranger District

Evangeline Unit Closure Area

Vernon Unit Closure Area    

Kincaid Lake Trails Update

A portion of the Kincaid Loop Trail around Kincaid Lake has been opened. The trail was damaged heavily after the December 2019 tornado and was closed for public safety. Forest Service employees have been diligently working to open the effected areas. As indicated on the map, a one-mile reroute will begin just before the Kincaid Loop A camping area and will continue onto FS Rd 205 and end at the fee station trailhead. Please follow the reroute postings throughout the trail. Please also note for the safety of the public, Lakeshore Trail, Lamotte Trail, and Wild Azalea SPUR are CLOSED due to tornado damage.

Welcome to the Kisatchie!

With over 604,000 acres to explore, you can find an activity to enjoy on the Kisatchie National Forest.  Whether you like to fish, hunt, kayak, mountain bike, run, hike, canoe, horseback, motor bike, camp… Kisatchie National Forest has a destination for you.  Visit your National Forest today!


2019-2020 LDWF Hunting Regulations

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The 2019-2020 Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Hunting Regulations guide is in print and ready to be picked up at our offices, or found

2019-2020 Hunting Dates for Kisatchie National Forest

2019-2020 Hunting Dates for Kisatchie National Forest


2019-2020 Catahoula & Red Dirt Preserve Permit

2019-2020 Catahoula and Red Dirt National Wildlife Management Preserve Permit

2019-2020 Motor Vehicle Use Maps Available

NEW, printable 2019-20 Motor Vehicle-Use Maps available now!


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Kisatchie NF Facebook Page

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Resource Advisory Committee Page