Kisatchie announces closures as Hurricane Ida approaches

Due to the impending possibility of Hurricane Ida and subsequent winds and rain expected for Louisiana, the Kisatchie National Forest will enact the following closures: Friday, August 27 – Sandstone Multiple-Use Trail, Caroline Dormon Trail, Kisatchie Hills Wilderness Trails and all Kisatchie Ranger District campgrounds in Natchitoches Parish are closed. All other designated campgrounds and trails within the forest on the Calcasieu, Catahoula, and Winn Ranger Districts will close Sunday morning, August 29 (this includes the Claiborne Multiple-Use trail.) All campgrounds and trails on the Caney Ranger District (near Shreveport/Minden) will remain open. Driving and parking within any location in Kisatchie National Forest is discouraged considering falling tree threats during weather events.