View of Bombing Range Pond with people fishing at 2016 Winn Fishing DerbyIt is Youth Fishing Derby Time on the Kisatchie National Forest!

Beginning May 18 - June 8, the Kisatchie National Forest will be hosting Saturday fishing derbies throughout the forest.  All of the derbies are free to children, ages 2-12, 14, or 15.  Please view the individual flyers for ages, times, places, and deadlines to submit your registration.

May 18 - Fullerton Lake near Pitkin, LA (Vernon Parish) - Calcasieu Ranger District Vernon Unit - 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

May 25 - Valentine Lake near Alexandria, LA (Rapides Parish) - Calcasieu Ranger District Evangeline Unit - 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

June 1 - Corney Lake near Shreveport, Minden, and Homer, LA (Webster and Claiborne Paishes) - Caney Ranger District - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

June 1 - Stuart Lake near Pineville, Bentley, and Pollock, LA (Grant Parish) - Catahoula Ranger District - 8 a.m. to Noon.

June 8 - Anderson Pond near Natchitoches, LA (Natchitoches Parish) - Kisatchie Ranger District - 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

June 8 - Bombing Range Pond near Winnfield, LA (Winn Parish) - Winn Ranger District - 8 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.


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Kent House Bug Day! June 1!

Once a year the USDA Forest Service takes over the Kent House grounds and brings out all things "buggy" for people of all ages to enjoy.  This fun, family-oriented event is only $1.00 for ages 3 and up and offers participants a chance to interact with insects up close and personal.  You can even EAT A BUG! The event is held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kent Plantation House in Alexandria, LA, 3601 Bayou Rapides Road.  Come join us for this exciting event!




Sandstone Trail partially opens on May 1....

The northern portion of the Sandstone Trail on the Kisatchie Ranger District will open on May 1.  The southern portion (everything south of the Longleaf Scenic Byway) will remain closed through the month of May.  OHV riders are encouraged to access the trail at Corral and Coyote Camps, while horseback riders are encouraged to access the trail at Cane and Oak Camps.  For more information, please contact the Kisatchie Ranger District at (318) 472-1840.

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!



2018-2019 Catahoula & Red Dirt Preserve Permit

2018-2019 Catahoula & Red Dirt National Wildlife Managment Preserve Permit

2018-2019 Hunting Rules, Regulations and Schedules

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has released its 2018-2019 hunting regulations booklet.


2018-2019 Hunting Dates for Kisatchie National Forest

Quick reference sheet to the hunting dates for the 2018-2019 hunting season on the Kisatchie National Forest.

2018-2019 Motor Vehicle Use Maps Available

2018-19 Motor Vehicle-Use Maps available online.

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Photo of the current eagle's nest on the Kisatchie National Forest

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Resource Advisory Committee Page