Camp at Kisatchie Bayou Campground

Kisatchie Bayou Campground

Camp in Kisatchie National Forest at the Kisatchie Bayou Campground, which features a beach and a rocky bayou surrounded by old growth hardwood and pine trees, and lots of native Louisiana wildlife.

This campground has 17 walk-in sites and 1 drive in site, all come with tent pads, fire pits with a bbq rack, lantern posts, and trash receptacles. Restrooms are available, but there is no running water. 

There are numerous trails throughout the Forest that are marked as multi-use trails. Distances vary from 1/2 mile to nearly 30 miles. Visitors to the Kisatchie Hills Wilderness Area can find 8,700 acres of forest featuring some of the most unusually steep and rugged terrain to be found in Louisiana. In addition to a variety of wildlife, this scenic area features flat-topped mesas, sandstone bluffs and outcroppings, and several distinct forest types. 

Directions: From the intersection of I-49 and Highway 6 (Natchitoches) drive west on Hwy 6 for 4 miles. Turn left (south) on Louisiana Hwy 117 and proceed 16 miles to Forest Highway 59, Longleaf Trail Scenic Byway. Turn left (east) on FH 59 and go 7 miles to FR 321. Turn right (south) on FR 321 and go 4 miles to Forest Road 366. Turn right (west) on FR 366 and proceed to the end of the road. 

Note: these are walk-in campsites and there is no available water at the campground. Learn more on the Forest Service website.

Pack List

  • Tent
  • Water
  • Food
  • Extra toilet paper just in case
  • Camera 
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Activities Chillin, Camping, Fishing, Photography, Swimming, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Autumn
Features
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Picnic Area
River
Scenic
Wildlife

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Natural and Beautiful

Easy to access. Great for beginners. Beautiful scenery


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