Kisatchie Bayou Recreation Complex Camping/Day Use

Area Status: Open

Visitors to the Kisatchie Bayou Recreation Complex can enjoy scenic views of the rocky bayou surrounded by beautiful old growth hardwood and pine which gives this out-of-the-way recreation area such a wonderful setting for visitors. Hiking, camping, picnicking, fishing, and just relaxing are all popular activities enjoyed here.

Kisatchie Bayou Campground is a primitive walk-in camping atmosphere with 17 walk-in sites and 1 drive-in site at the middle parking area. Tent pads, barbeque pits, and lantern posts are at each campsite. Trash receptacles and restrooms are available, but visitors should be aware that there is *NO WATER AVAILABLE* at this campground. This complex is a designated fee area.

At the Day Use Area, there are vault restroom facilities, trash receptacles, picnic tables and fire rings. There are access steps to the bank of the bayou which allows canoe users to unload from the lower parking lot to the waters edge. Fishing is a very popular activity at Kisatchie Bayou with the possibility of hooking a bass, perch, sunfish, or catfish.

At a Glance

Fees: There is a $2 fee for usage of the day-use site and to camp at a single site/night.
Water: NONE
Restroom: Vault Toilets

General Information

Directions: From the intersection of I-49 and Highway 6 (Natchitoches) drive west on Hwy 6 for 4 miles. Turn left (south) on Louisiana Hwy 117 and proceed 16 miles to Forest Highway 59, Longleaf Trail Scenic Byway. Turn left (east) on FH 59 and go 7 miles to FR 321. Turn right (south) on FR 321 and go 4 miles to Forest Road 366. Turn right (west) on FR 366 and proceed to the end of the road.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Road Cycling

Campground Camping

Tent pads, bbq pits, latern posts
No. of Sites 17 walk-in sites, 1 drive-in site
Fire Information Fire rings/grills

Group Camping

Tent pads, bbq pits, lantern posts
No. of Sites 17 walk-in sites, 1 drive-in site
Fire Information Fire ring/grills

Lake and Pond Fishing

Fishing Mode Bank fishing

Day Hiking

Viewing Wildlife


Boating - Non-Motorized

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