Kisatchie Bayou Camp offers local tent camping, picnicking and sightseeing opportunities.
“There is no other place like it in Louisiana,” said Jim Caldwell, Kisatchie National Forest Public Affairs, Recreation, Heritage and Staff Officer. “A few years ago I had a group of teachers out to the Camp. One of the teachers asked, ‘Where did you hall the rocks from?’” This area features naturally occurring, native stone and Kisatchie Bayou features rocks and rapids.
“Visitors can camp right next to the bayou and hear the soothing sound of clear water cascading over the rocks,” Caldwell said. “Some people enjoy wading around in the cool stream and others like to wade and fish.”
Picnic tables and grills are also available for use.
Kisatchie National Forest is comprised of over 600,000 acres in seven Louisiana parishes.
Personnel at the Kisatchie Ranger Station can provide maps and outdoor information from 7:30 a.m. through 4 p.m. on weekdays. For more information, call 318-472-1840 or view the website at fs.usda.gov/kisatchie.