A hot spot to visit in Louisiana is Kisatchie National Forest! Nestled throughout Louisiana it holds many amazing amenities! It is one of Louisiana’s only national forests and boasts 604,000 acres to explore with friends and family!It is split into five districts and provides a number of recreational activities like biking, hiking, horse-back riding, ATV accessibility, fishing, boating, and hunting!
There are also a number of swimming spots scattered in each district. There are several swimming spots in creeks, bayous, and lakes all in Kisatchie National forest. Each district also has a spot designated for fishing and boating such as Caney Lake in the Caney Ranger District. Do not fret on where to camp out either, all of the districts within have tent and travel trailer availability for a weekend getaway or an extended stay!
Their website features a full list of rules and regulations, maps, hunting and fishing permit dates, trail statuses, and even a “Plan Your Own Adventure” tab! Check it out here! https://www.fs.usda.gov/kisatchie
South/North Toledo bend State Park: 120 Bald Eagle Road, Anacoco, La 71403
Nestled in Anacoco Louisiana is one of the beautiful sights northern Louisiana has to offer! Here you can find Toledo Bend State Park. It is split between two destinations, Toledo Bend South and Toledo Bend North! The Toledo Bend State park is located on bluffs over the Toledo Bend Reservoir and have an array of vantage points for amazing scenery!
It is ranked in the top places to bass fish today and hold several tournaments each year for fishing. However, if fishing isn’t your thing, no problem! Toledo Bend State Park also has the options of hiking, biking, outdoor recreational activities, and camping.
The park features two nature trails, OHV trails for ATV’s and other outdoor vehicles, observation deck, camping spots for tents and RV’s, and picnic areas for use of campers or guests! At Toledo Bend State Park you also have the option of boating, with several boat launches it’s easy to make your way into the water for cruising or taking out the jet skis!
Check out their site to schedule your next adventure today!
Bogue Chitto State Park has a multitude of attractions, making it a great destination spot in Louisiana. It has over 1,786 acres of a variety of different landscapes from woodland areas, swamps, hardwood forestry, and small streams. Along with the expanses of nature Bogue Chitto State Park has even more activities to be enjoyed. They offer biking trails, bird watching, fishing, swimming, tubing, canoeing and kayaking, and an equestrian trail with guided tours!
Bogue Chitto offers tent camping, glamping locations, rv sites, and cabins overlooking the bluffs throughout the state park. They also accommodate to those with children with fun activities and their very own playground/water playground. The property has a cave on site as well – Frickes Cave- with boardwalks surrounding it to safely explore and sight see the natural beauty of the cave environment.
A few more things to enhance your visit to Bogue Chitto State Park!