2500 Shreveport Highway
Pineville, LA 71360-2009
Located in the piney hills and hardwood bottoms of seven central and northern Louisiana parishes, the Kisatchie National Forest is the only national forest in the Pelican State. Kisatchie National Forest provides opportunity for many kinds of recreation activities including: camping, picnicking, swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, hunting, horseback riding, off-highway vehicle use, nature study, sightseeing, and road & mountain bicycle riding. The forest offers more than 40 developed recreation sites and over 100 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Saline Bayou was designated a national scenic river in the fall of 1986. A 13-mile water trail has been developed on Saline Bayou. Two national recreation trails are located on the forest, the Wild Azalea Trail and the Sugar Cane Trail.