The Kisatchie National Forest is located in the central areas of Louisiana.
Where is this Forest?


June is full of fun kid activities on the Kisatchie National Forest!

Check out the exciting and fun activities for kids during the month of June:

  • Anderson Pond Fishing Derby - Natchitoches Parish - June 10
  • Stuart Lake Fishing Derby - Grant Parish - June 10
  • Valentine Lake Fishing Derby - Rapides Parish - June 10

For more information, read about these special events in the Features section.

Little girl and father with prize-winning fish at 2016 Winn District Fishing Derby

Welcome to the Kisatchie National Forest

Kisatchie National Forest has more than 600,000 acres, is spread across seven parishes in Louisiana and is divided into five managed units called Ranger Districts.  Hidden in the bayous, beneath the bald cypress groves and old growth pine, is a world of natural beauty, excitement, learning, recreation, resources and wildlife in their purest form. Come visit Louisiana's only national forest. The mission of the USDA Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.




2017 Stuart Lake Kid's Fishing Derby- June 10, 2017

Annual Kid's Fishing Derby

2017 Valentine Lake Kid's Fishing Derby-June 10, 2017

 Annual Kid's Fishing Derby

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2016-2017 Catahoula & Red Dirt Permit

2016-17 Catahoula & Red Dirt National Wildlife Management Preserve Permit.

2016-2017 Hunting Rules, Regulations and Schedules

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has released its 2016-17 hunting regulations pamphlet online at the LDWF website...


2016-2017 Motor Vehicle Use Maps Available

2016-17 Motor Vehicle-Use Maps available online.

2016-2017 KNF Hunting Dates

2016-17 KNF Hunting dates listed...

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