Duck Blind Tags Available for Corney LakeDuck blind on a lake

The Caney Ranger District of the Kisatchie National Forest will have FREE duck blind tags, one per household, available Monday, August 10, at the Caney Ranger District, 3288 Highway 79, Homer, LA, 71040. Tags may be obtained Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Following the Centers for Disease Control guidelines for COVID 19, visitors are asked to please wear face coverings and social distance when entering the district office.

Duck blinds may be placed on Corney Lake beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 22, 2020. Those present on that Saturday will be assigned a slot for a staggered departure from the boat launches. Tags may also be obtained on August 22 at the south Corney Lake Boat Launch. Tags are to be placed in a visible position on the blind and shall remain in place as long as the blind is on the forest. Blinds not displaying a tag and any associated decoys with those blinds may be considered abandoned property, and are subject to impoundment within 72 hours under CFR 36 262.12.

Duck blinds are required to be removed from Corney Lake within 30 days of the final day of duck season. Decoys are required to be removed at close of duck season. For additional information, please call John Wilcox at the Caney Ranger District at 318-927-2061 or 318-771-1247.

 

Cover of the 2020-2021 Louisiana state hunting regulations2020-2021 Louisiana Hunting & WMA Regulations are here!

For general hunting and fishing information for Louisiana, please refer to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Seasons and Regulations webpage at https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/page/seasons-and-regulations. For an interactive, downloadable flipbook of this year's hunting regulations, click here or download a pdf of the hunting regulation booklet here.

 

 

Kincaid Lake Recreation Area is OPEN!!!!Photo of beach at Kincaid Lake

What's Open and What's Not as of August 7:

  • Some sites charge a small usage fee.

  • Reservations are not required for campgrounds. They are first come, first served EXCEPT for Beaver Dam Campground on the Caney Ranger District.

  • The Old LSU Walking Trail at the Supervisor’s Office is open.

  • Motorized trail status changes with weather conditions. Please call the OHV Trail Status Hotline for updates: 866-830-6467.

Calcasieu Ranger District / Evangeline Unit, Rapides Parish (318-793-9427)

SHUT DOWN:

  • Tiny spur of Kincaid Lake Trail is closed due to tornado damage and has been rerouted around Kincaid Lake Camping Area Loop A. View this map for the reroute.

OPEN:

  • Kincaid Lake Day-Use and Beach Area

  • Kincaid Lake Group-Use Area - limited to 50-person maximum capacity rental

  • All Kincaid Boat Launches

  • Kincaid Lake Trail (see note above about rerouted portion)

  • Kincaid Campgrounds A & B

  • Kincaid Primitive Camp

  • Valentine Lake Recreation Area and Campground

  • Loran Campground

  • Boy Scout Camp

  • Evangeline Camp – tent camping only

  • Ahtus Melder Camp

  • Wild Azalea Trail

  • Camp Claiborne OHV Trails

Calcasieu Ranger District / Vernon Unit, Vernon Parish (318-793-9427)

SHUT DOWN:

  • Enduro OHV Trail and Campground (closed for several more months due to tornado damage)

OPEN:

  • Fullerton Lake and the Interpretive Trail

  • Fullerton Campground

  • Fullerton Group-Use Area - limited to 50-person maximum capacity rental

  • Little Cypress day-use area

  • Little Cypress Pond and Ol’ Sarge Interpretive Trail

  • Blue Hole and Hogback Ridge Trail

  • Government Pond Camping

  • Government Pond fishing and day-use horse riding

  • Wolf Rock Cave

  • Big Branch Trail and Longleaf Area

  • Wild Turkey Trail

  • Hunter Camp

Caney Ranger District, Claiborne and Webster Parishes (318-927-2061)

OPEN:

  • Caney Lakes Campground (Beaver Dam Campground) – reservations may be made at https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/233319 

  • Caney Lakes Day-Use Area and Group Pavilion – limited to 50-person maximum capacity rental - gates open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Caney Lakes and Corney Lake boat launches

  • Corney Bayou Boat Ramp

  • Corney Lake Day-Use and Group-Use Areas

  • Corney Lake Hunter Camp

  • Sugar Creek Hunter Camp

  • Bucktail Hunter Camp

  • Turkey Trot Hunter Camp

  • Sugar Cane National Recreation Trail

Catahoula Ranger District, Grant Parish (318-765-3554)

SHUT DOWN:

  • Stuart Lake Recreation Area and Campground – no date yet on reopening

  • Glen Emery Trailhead located at Stuart Lake – no date yet on reopening

  • Stuart Lake Group-Use Area – no date yet on reopening

OPEN:

  • Glen Emery Hiking Trail (except the trailhead near Stuart Lake)

  • Iatt Lake

  • Bankston Hunter Camp

  • Highway 472 Hunter Camp

  • Pearson Hunter Camp

  • Saddle Bayou Hunter Camp

  • Livingston OHV Trails – Hickman Trail and Little Creek 

Kisatchie Ranger District, Natchitoches Parish (318-472-1840)

SHUT DOWN:

  • Kisatchie Bayou Recreation Area and Campground – no date yet on reopening

  • Kisatchie Bayou access (the gate is shut and visitors may not walk behind the gate EXCEPT to access the Caroline Dormon Trail ONLY – may be fined if found in the Bayou day-use area)

OPEN:

  • Longleaf Vista Trail, Pavilion, and Picnic Area

  • Kisatchie Hills Wilderness Area

  • Caroline Dormon Recreation Trail

  • Anderson Pond

  • Dogwood Campground

  • Corral Camp – Camping, Sandstone Trail Access for OHVs

  • Coyote Camp – Camping, Sandstone Trail Access for OHVs

  • Cane Camp

  • Lotus Camp

  • Custis Camp

  • Oak Camp – Camping, Sandstone Trail Access for Horses

  • Red Bluff Camp – Camping

  • 395 Parking Lot – Sandstone Trail Access for Horses and/or OHVs

  • Sandstone Trail (check OHV hotline for updates on trail conditions for mechanized use)

Winn Ranger District, Winn Parish (318-628-4664)

SHUT DOWN:

  • Cloud Crossing Campground – no date yet on reopening

OPEN:

  • Gum Springs Campground

  • Gum Springs Horse Campground

  • Gum Springs Horse Trail

  • Saline Bayou

    • Cloud Crossing Launch Area

    • Pearfield Launch Area

    • Goldonna Launch Area

    • Sand Point Launch Area

  • Saline Bayou Recreation Trail

  • Highway 472 Hunter Camp

Kisatchie National Forest Offers Virtual Services in Response to COVID-19

The Kisatchie National Forest is implementing virtual services to protect the health and safety of employees and members of the public during the COVID-19 outbreak in accordance with guidance from federal and state authorities. Customers needing information, permits and maps are encouraged to call the appropriate office numbers listed in the left column of this page during regular business hours. To purchase America the Beautiful Passes and Kisatchie National Forest Annual Day-Use and Trail Use Passes, please see the scheduled times in which you may visit our offices. Please follow CDC guidelines and precautions if you plan on visiting our offices.

  • Mondays and Wednesdays, from 10:00 a.m. – Noon at the Alexandria Forestry Center, 2500 Shreveport Hwy, Pineville, LA, 71360 (318)473-7160
  • Tuesdays and Fridays, from 10:00 a.m. – Noon at the Calcasieu Ranger District Office, 9912 Hwy 28 West, Boyce, LA, 71409 (318)793-9427
  • Mondays and Tuesdays, by appointment only – Caney Ranger District Office, 3288 Hwy 79, Homer, LA, 71040 (318)927-2061

Closure Maps for Tornado Damaged Areas - Evangeline and Vernon Units of the Calcasieu Ranger District

Evangeline Unit Closure Area

Vernon Unit Closure Area    

Kincaid Lake Trails Update

A portion of the Kincaid Loop Trail around Kincaid Lake has been opened. The trail was damaged heavily after the December 2019 tornado and was closed for public safety. Forest Service employees have been diligently working to open the effected areas. As indicated on the map, a one-mile reroute will begin just before the Kincaid Loop A camping area and will continue onto FS Rd 205 and end at the fee station trailhead. Please follow the reroute postings throughout the trail. Please also note for the safety of the public, Lakeshore Trail, Lamotte Trail, and Wild Azalea SPUR are CLOSED due to tornado damage.

Welcome to the Kisatchie!

With over 604,000 acres to explore, you can find an activity to enjoy on the Kisatchie National Forest.  Whether you like to fish, hunt, kayak, mountain bike, run, hike, canoe, horseback, motor bike, camp… Kisatchie National Forest has a destination for you.  Visit your National Forest today!

Spotlights

2020-2021 LDWF Hunting and WMA Regulations

Image of the cover of the 2020-2021 LDWF Hunting and WMA Regulations Guide

The 2020-2021 Louisiana Hunting and WMA Regulations guide is available online.

2019-2020 Hunting Dates for Kisatchie National Forest

2019-2020 Hunting Dates for Kisatchie National Forest

 




2019-2020 Catahoula & Red Dirt Preserve Permit

2019-2020 Catahoula and Red Dirt National Wildlife Management Preserve Permit

2019-2020 Motor Vehicle Use Maps Available

NEW, printable 2019-20 Motor Vehicle-Use Maps available now!

 



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