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! 

HEY KIDS! Time to go fishing!

It is fishing time on the Kisatchie National Forest with our annual Fishing Derbies.  Find the fishing derby nearest you to participate and enjoy free gifts, good food, and a chance to win prizes for your catch.  Please click on the links below to learn more about each derby.

May 19 – Fullerton Lake, Calcasieu Ranger District, Vernon Unit – near Leesville and PitkinView of Bombing Range Pond with people fishing at 2016 Winn Fishing Derby

May 26 – Valentine Lake, Calcasieu Ranger District, Evangeline Unit – near Alexandria/Pineville

May 26 - Corney Lake, Caney Ranger District - near Shreveport, Homer and Minden

June 2 – Stuart Lake, Catahoula Ranger District – near Alexandria/Pineville

June 9 – Anderson Pond, Kisatchie Ranger District – near Natchitoches

June 9 – Bombing Range Pond, Winn Ranger District – near Winnfield

Kent House Bug Day, Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., $1 admission

2018 Flyer for 11th annual Kent House Bug Day



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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