Welcome to the Kisatchie National Forest

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

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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 Management

    A women with a torch ignites fire

    The forest will be conducting prescribed burns throughout the year. The purposes of these burns are to re-establish fire’s natural role in the forest ecosystem, improve forest health, and reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfires.


2022 Fullerton Sawmill Day

Fullerton Sawmill Day at the Fullerton Lake Recreation Complex will be held Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities include free pony rides, demonstrations, historical exhibits, games, live music, sawmill demonstration, guided tours, and concessions. Event is for all ages. Admission is free.

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Hunting Permits and Dates for 2022-2023 Season

Hunting rules and regulations, season permits for the National Wildlife Management Preserves, and important hunting dates on the Kisatchie National Forest for the 2022-2023 hunting season.

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