Natchitoches Parish received widespread damage from Hurricane Laura. Besides some trees blown down and shingles torn off the bathroom roof, the Vista remains intact! Many trees are down on almost all of the Forest Service Roads. Saw crews are working daily to clear all roads. Once roads are cleared, recreation areas will be assessed. Once recreation areas are assessed, then trails will be next.
For now, the Kisatchie, Calcasieu, Catahoula, and Winn Ranger Districts are all closed through Sept. 16 to allow Forest Service crews and contractors to get in and make the necessary assessments and begin recovery.