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Arthur Ray Teague Parkway in Bossier City

Outdoor Activities Abound in Pristine Kisatchie National Forest

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The sprawling Kisatchie National Forest puts outdoor adventure from wilderness camping to a day at the lakeshore within easy reach of area families and visitors. 

The 604,000-acre clean, pristine Kisatchie National Forest was featured in The New York Times for its diversity of natural habitats and abundant recreational opportunities. Its beauty and amenities make it a draw for visitors from across Louisiana and beyond its borders.

Popular activities include:

  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hiking & biking 
  • Mountain biking
  • Swimming
  • Waterskiing

Choices for hikers and bikers range from gently sloping paths to 30-mile challenge courses. Cabins, lodges and campgrounds invite visitors to linger and explore for days at a time throughout the year.

The landscape of Louisiana’s only national forest contains elements as diverse as boggy cypress groves and sandy-shored freshwater lakes ideal for swimming and boating. Resident animals include deer, raccoon, bobcats, songbirds and bald eagles.

There are miles of off-highway vehicle trails in certain districts of the park, as well as areas for horseback riding, nature viewing and hunting.

Day-use areas include playgrounds and picnic sites with grills, tables and wide-open views of lakes and forest.