Special Fire Restriction Alert

Due to wildfire danger across the state of Louisiana as a result of this year's drought, the Kisatchie National Forest is under Stage 1 fire restrictions effective November 15, 2023 – campfires only permitted in Forest Service developed campgrounds and picnic grounds and only in Forest Service provided manufactured fire grates. Click here for the entire Forest Order.

Welcome to the Kisatchie National Forest

Come visit Louisiana's ONLY National Forest with over 604,000 acres to explore

Plan Your Adventure

Recreation Status Updates

  • Recreation

    A dirt road next to a lake

    You'll find a variety of recreational opportunities on the Kisatchie for everyone to enjoy - from hiking, biking, horseback riding, camping, fishing, boating, off-highway vehicle riding, and of course, hunting in Sportsman's Paradise!

  • Maps

    A map

    Get the “lay of the land” with maps in your format: interactive, downloadable, and print. Handy Motor Vehicle Use Maps are also available for the Kisatchie.

  • Fire Information

    Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

    The Kisatchie National Forest is under a Stage 1 Fire Restriction. Campfires allowed in Forest Service approved fire grates only.

  • Fire Management

    A woman carrying a drip torch

    Prescribed fire is an important management tool for Kisatchie National Forest Management . Visit the Fire Management page for more information.