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! 


Beat the Heat this summer - Enjoy the many lakes and bayous in the Kisatchie National Forest!

A tree-lined river in the Kisatchie National Forest

Fullerton Lake, Vernon Parish near Pitkin/Leesville Area.

Kincaid Lake, Rapides Parish near Alexandria/Pineville.

Valentine Lake, Rapides Parish near Alexandria/Pineville.

Stuart Lake, Grant Parish near Bentley.

Gum Springs, Winn Parish near Winnfield.

Saline Bayou, Natchitoches/Winn Parish near Winnfield.

Kisatchie Bayou, Natchitoches Parish near Natchitoches.

Caney Lakes, Webster Parish near Minden.

Corney Lake, Claiborne Parish near Bernice.




2017 Recreation Fee Change Proposal

The U.S. Forest Service is asking for your input...

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.

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