Born and Raised: Kisatchie National Forest

Having been around Kisatchie all my life, working at the Kisatchie Ranger District has been amazing, to say the least. Located south of Provencal, Louisiana, I was born and raised in the small town of Kisatchie. The people who work here have welcomed and accepted me into their work world with open arms. Thus far, I have been learning a lot about the district, including the recreation and hunting regulations.

The Kisatchie Ranger District is approximately 103,000 acres located in Central, Louisiana. The district contains the National Red Dirt Wildlife Management area, which is approximately 38,000 acres. In addition, the district also has Louisiana’s only wilderness area, the Kisatchie Hills wilderness area, which is approximately 8,700 acres, which includes the Sandstone multi-use trail that is 36 miles long. There are 9 campgrounds located in the district that are used throughout the year by visitors and workers alike. In my opinion, the best way to get around the forest is by driving on the state scenic byway longleaf trail, which is 17 miles of the forested highway that runs through the district! If you do decide to come here, make sure to stop by and say hello!

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