With over 183,000 acres divided into two units, Vernon Unit (near Leesville) and Evangeline Unit (near Alexandria/Pineville), the Calcasieu District is filled with beautiful longleaf pines, pitcher plant bogs, and scenic trails.
Near the state line of Arkansas, the 32,000-acre Caney Ranger District is a fisherman's dream with serene Caney and Corney Lakes.
With its close proximity to Alexandria and Pineville, this 121,500 acre-District is popular with residents of Rapides and Grant Parishes as they explore the piney woods and hardwood bottoms on one of the many trails.
With a little over 102,000 acres of scenic vistas, byways, pine trees and bayous to explore in Natchitoches Parish, the Kisatchie Ranger District is truly unique.
With over 164,000 acres, the Winn Ranger District's towering pines, historic Gum Springs, and horse trails are favorite destinations.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Current Recreation Conditions
|Area Name||Status||Area Conditions|
|Big Branch Trail||Open||This trail is closed due to damages from Hurricanes Laura and Delta.|
|Caney Lakes Recreation Complex, Day Use/Water Ski||Temporarily Closed||The swim beach and day use area are closed seasonally from Labor Day until Memorial Day Weekend each year.|
|Claiborne Multi-Use Trails||Open|
|Cloud Crossing Campground||Open|
|Enduro Camp||Closed||Due to hurricane damage, the campground at Enduro is currently closed.|
|Enduro Trail||Closed||Closed due to hurricane damage in the area. Trail will reopen when it is safe to use.|
|Fullerton Lake Recreation Complex, Camping/Day Use||Temporarily Closed||Partially closed - the boat launch, pavilion, restrooms, children's playground and the interpretive trail are OPEN to the public. No camping at this time.|
|Gum Springs Horse Camp and Trails||Open||Both the Short Loop and Long Loop are OPEN.|
|Hickman Trailhead (Trail)||Open|
|Kincaid Lake Recreation Area, Camping/Day Use||Closed||The day-use beach area at the Kincaid Lake Recreation Area is open seasonally from Mother's Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, closing the Tuesday after Labor Day (September 6, 2022.) The campground and trails around Kincaid Lake remain closed due to Hurricane Laura damage.|
|Kisatchie Bayou Recreation Complex Camping/Day Use||Open|
|Little Creek Trailhead (Trail)||Closed||Due to impacts from Hurricane Laura, this OHV trails is closed.|
|Longleaf Vista Interpretive Trail||Open|
|Loran/Claiborne Trailhead Camp||Open|
|Sandstone Multi-Use Trail||Open|
|Stuart Lake Recreation Complex, Camping/Day Use||Open|
|Sugar Cane Trail||Open|
|Valentine Lake Recreation Complex, Camping/Day Use||Open|