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Overview of Cane Creek Campground

Cane Creek Campground is a recreational facility located within the Kisatchie National Forest, the only national forest in Louisiana. This forest is spread across seven parishes in the state and is divided into five Ranger Districts. Cane Creek Campground is a part of the Caney Ranger District, which is situated in the north-central region of Kisatchie National Forest.

Location and Access

Cane Creek Campground is nestled in a setting that offers a mix of pine and hardwood forest scenery and is alongside Cane Creek Lake. The exact location should be verified through the Kisatchie National Forest's Caney Ranger District office or the official USDA Forest Service website before planning a visit, as services and access can change depending on the time of year or due to weather events.

Camping Facilities

Facilities at the Cane Creek Campground typically include campsites with different service levels, from primitive sites to those with more amenities. Campsites may offer features such as:

  • Picnic tables
  • Fire rings
  • Tent pads
  • Restroom facilities

It's essential for campers to check the current status of facilities before arriving as they can be subject to seasonal changes or maintenance schedules.


Cane Creek Campground provides recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. Activities include:

  • Hiking: Trails around the campground are suitable for hikers of various skill levels.
  • Fishing: Cane Creek Lake may offer fishing opportunities for species common to Louisiana’s freshwater ecosystems.
  • Boating: If the lake size permits, there could be boating activities. Check for any boat size or motor restrictions.
  • Wildlife Viewing: The forest offers chances to see diverse wildlife in their natural habitat.

Reservation and Fees

For campsite reservations and information on fees, campers should consult the Recreation.gov website or contact the Caney Ranger District office. Fees can vary depending on the site and services requested.

Regulations and Safety

Rules and regulations are in place to protect both visitors and the natural environment. Campers should respect fire regulations, local wildlife, and practice Leave No Trace principles to minimize their impact on the environment. Be aware of any specific rules around campfires, especially during dry conditions when there may be fire bans.

Safety is also vital when spending time outdoors. Campers should be prepared to deal with wildlife, natural elements, and any emergencies that may arise. It's a good idea to notify someone of your travel plans and expected return, especially in remote areas.

Local Attractions

Beyond the campground, Kisatchie National Forest offers additional attractions such as:

  • Scenic Byways: Enjoy drives offering picturesque views of the forest landscape.
  • Additional Trails: There are more extensive trail systems for hiking, biking, and horseback riding.
  • Cultural Sites: Explore areas that hold historical and cultural significance within the forest.

Contact Information

For the latest information, including updates on trail conditions, campsite availability, or any alerts, you should contact:

  • USDA Forest Service - Kisatchie National Forest
  • Caney Ranger District Office
  • Recreation.gov (for reservations)

Please ensure you have the most current details before planning your trip, as circumstances can rapidly change due to weather conditions or other factors affecting the facility's operations.

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