Kisatchie National Forest - Kisatchie Ranger District


229 Dogwood Park Rd.
Provencal LA 71468

Established in 1930, Kisatchie National Forest is the only National Forest in the state of Louisiana. The forest has more than 40 developed recreation sites and over 400 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and ATV's.  Kisatchie offers a diverse forest of trees, lakes, flowers, wild animals and birds. Outdoor activities abound including: hunting, camping, fishing, swimming, bird watching, picnicing and so much more. Fun and adventure is waiting for you!

Locally known as the "Little Grand Canyon," visitors to the Kisatchie District will enjoy panoramic views from the sandstone bluffs of the Longleaf Vista Recreation Area; feel the cool currents, view the natural white sandy shoreline, and rocky rapids at Kisatchie Bayou Recreation Area; experience a wilderness challenge in the nationally designated Kisatchie Hills Wilderness; drive leisurely along the 17-mile Longleaf Trail Scenic Byway; experience ATV trail riding on the Sandstone Multi-Use Trail; or ride your horse on the Caroline Dormon Horse Trail. Kisatchie Ranger District offers visitors numerous activities including nine scenic overlooks, 12 miles of wilderness hiking trails, canoeing over 20 miles down Kisatchie Bayou, and 50 miles of multiple-use trails.


General Information
  • Open Year-Round
  • Family Friendly
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Bus Parking
  • Backpacking
  • Bicycling
  • Birding
  • Natural Wildlife Viewing
Parks & Trails
  • National Forest
  • Horseback Riding Trail
  • Hiking/Nature Trail