Kisatchie Recreation Area Updates (as of August 6, 2021): 

  • Sandstone OHV Trail is OPEN. Claiborne Multiple Use Trail and Loran campground are OPEN. Enduro and Livingston Multiple Use Trails remain CLOSED to motorized use. 
  • Caney Lakes Recreation Day Use Area is OPEN. These highlighted sections of the Sugar Cane Trail will be closed beginning July 26 due to logging operations. 
  • Kincaid Recreation Day Use Area is OPEN.
  • The Forest is open to hunting. Please use extreme caution and watch for hazardous trees and conditions which are more prevalent after the hurricanes.
  • Dispersed camping (camping outside a designated campground area) is available throughout the Forest. For more information on dispersed camping in National Forests, please read these guidelines.
  • The Old LSU Walking Trail at the Supervisor’s Office is open.
Calcasieu Ranger District / Evangeline Unit, Rapides Parish (318-793-9427)

Beware of hazard trees!


  • Kincaid Lake Day-Use and Beach Area
  • Kincaid Lake Group-Use Area
  • Valentine Lake Trail
  • Valentine Lake Recreation Area and Campground
  • Camp Claiborne OHV Trails 
  • Loran Campground 
  • Evangeline Camp
  • Boy Scout Camp
  • Ahtus Melder Camp
  • Wild Azalea Trail
  • All Kincaid Boat Launches


  • Lakeshore Trail
  • Kincaid Lake Trail
  • Kincaid Campgrounds A & B
  • Kincaid Primitive Camp
Calcasieu Ranger District / Vernon Unit, Vernon Parish (318-793-9427)


  • Fullerton Group-Use Area (Pavilion, children's playground, restrooms) 
  • Fullerton Lake (including boat launch) 
  • Little Cypress Day-use Area and Pavilion 
  • Little Cypress Pond and Ol’ Sarge Interpretive Trail
  • Government Pond Camping and Fishing
  • Hunter Camp
  • Wolf Rock Cave
  • Blue Hole Recreation Complex


  • Enduro OHV Trail and Campground
  • Fullerton Campground
  • Fullerton Lake Interpretive Trail
  • Big Branch Trail and Longleaf Area
  • Wild Turkey Trail
Caney Ranger District, Claiborne and Webster Parishes (318-927-2061)


  • Caney Lakes Day-Use Area and Group Pavilion 
  • Caney Lakes Campground (Beaver Dam Campground) – reservations may be made at
  • Caney Lakes and Corney Lake Boat Launches (Bridge is repaired, FS Road 902 is no longer closed.)
  • Sugar Cane National Recreation Trail - these portions are temporarily closed due to logging operations in the area
  • 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
Catahoula Ranger District, Grant Parish (318-765-3554)


  • Stuart Lake Recreation Area (Day-Use Area Only)
  • Glen Emery Hiking Trail
  • Iatt Lake
  • Bankston Hunter Camp
  • Highway 472 Hunter Camp
  • Pearson Hunter Camp (partially opened) – only front portion of Pearson Camp allowed for camping;  please observe signage and blockades and remain out of hazardous area.


  • Stuart Lake Campground
  • Saddle Bayou Hunter Camp
  • Livingston OHV Trails – Hickman Trail and Little Creek - closure includes trailheads; no camping is allowed in these areas.
Kisatchie Ranger District, Natchitoches Parish (318-472-1840)


  • Sandstone OHV Trail
  • Kisatchie Bayou Recreation Area and Campground
  • Lotus Camp
  • Cane Camp 
  • Oak Camp 
  • Corral Camp
  • Coyote Camp 
  • Red Bluff Camp
  • Custis Camp
  • Dogwood Camp
  • 395 Parking Area
  • Anderson Pond Day Use Area (Day Use only, No Camping)
  • Longleaf Vista Trail, Pavilion, and Picnic Area
  • Caroline Dormon Recreation Trail
  • Kisatchie Hills Wilderness and Associated Trails (hike at your own risk)
    • Backbone Trail
    • Turpentine Hill
    • High-Ridge
Winn Ranger District, Winn Parish (318-628-4664)


  • Gum Springs Campground and Gum Springs Lake (the historic, CCC-built pavilion and old swimming area remains closed due to severe hurricane damage. Please observe the closure area as indicated by blockades and flagging.)
  • Gum Springs Horse Campground
  • Gum Springs Horse Trail (use caution when riding)
  • Cloud Crossing Campground
  • Saline Bayou (all boat launches are open)
    • Cloud Crossing Launch Area
    • Pearfield Launch Area
    • Goldonna Launch Area
    • Sand Point Launch Area


  • Saline Bayou Recreation Trail

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

Due to heightened safety measures being enacted across the Southern Region because of COVID-19, our offices are in a combination of virtual status and some in-person activities. 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 make arrangements. Customers may also mail appropriate fees for forest maps and Kisatchie Passes to the Supervisor's Office, 2500 Shreveport Hwy, Pineville, LA, 71360. The Supervisor's Office will have someone available to provide in-person services on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to Noon, but please call ahead (318-473-7160) to insure someone is present at the office. Items available for purchase by check or money order (make payable to USDA Forest Service): Kisatchie Visitor Map ($14 - may also purchase this map online at Map Finder), Kisatchie Day-Use Pass ($30 each) or Kisatchie Trail-Use Pass ($50 each).  To purchase America the Beautiful Passes by mail, please visit the USGS Store to order park passes. Available passes include: Annual Senior, Lifetime Senior, Annual, Annual Military, and Every Kid in a Park. 

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!


2020-2021 LDWF Hunting and WMA Regulations

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

2020-2021 Hunting Dates for Kisatchie National Forest

2020-2021 Hunting Dates for Kisatchie National Forest


2020-2021 Catahoula & Red Dirt Preserve Permit

2020-2021 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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