Kisatchie National Forest is the only National Forest in the state of Louisiana, and it several species of trees and plants, including wild orchids and several carnivorous plants. More than 155 species of birds winter or breed in the forest, and many other animals call the area home. Several rare animals that can be found within the forest boundaries are the Louisiana pine snake, the red-cockaded woodpecker, and the Louisiana black bear.
The more than 600 thousand acres of the Kisatchie National Forest is available to the public for recreational use. Popular activities include bird watching, backpacking, camping, photography, hiking, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, and canoeing. The forest includes more than forty developed recreation sites and over 100 miles of multi-use trails that are popular among hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders.
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