Kisatchie National Forest - Calcasieu Ranger District
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!
The Calcasieu Ranger District is divided into two land areas called "Units". These Units are named the Evangeline Unit and the Vernon Unit. The Calcasieu Ranger District Office is located on Highway 28 West, two miles east of Gardner and ten miles west of Alexandria, Louisiana.