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Basic Info about the Kisatchie NF Ranger District

The Caney Ranger District in Louisiana's Kisatchie National Forest is more than 30,000 acres.

The Kisatchie National Forest Caney Ranger District includes three units: the Caney Lakes near Minden, the Middle Fork near Homer, and Corney Lake near Summerfield and Bernice.

You can hunt, fish, camp, picnic, or just enjoy wildlife at areas throughout the district.

By The Numbers

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Size in Acres


Recreation Areas


Boat Launches





Eastern fence lizard climbing up tree trunkFemale eastern fence lizard climbing up tree trunk

Eastern Fence Lizard

Corney Lake

Hooded Warber

Corney Lake
Zebra swallowtail butterfly drinking nectarZebra swallowtail butterfly drinking nectar

Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly

Corney Lake

American Lady

Corney Lake
Nutria resting near water with their reflectionsNutria swimming


Corney Lake
Pipevine swallowtail butterfly flying close to the groundPipevine swallowtail butterfly flying close to the ground

Pipivine Swallowtail Butterfly

Corney Lake

Eastern Tent Caterpillar

Corney Lake
Wood duck swimming in a lake behind branchesMale wood duck flying past a tree limb

Wood Duck

Corney Lake

Little Brown Skink

Corney Lake

This was a tough one. It was almost four-way tie between nutria, ospreys, little brown skinks, and wood ducks, but the colorful ducks edged out the fish hawks, swamp rats, and little reptiles.

More about How You Can Enjoy the Refuge

Visit Other Areas

The Kisatchie National Forest Caney Ranger District is one of many places you can enjoy our local wildlife. 

Explore North Louisiana's Outdoors.

Learn about national wildlife refuges, Kisatchie National Forest ranger districts, state wildlife management areas, and state parks found throughout North Louisiana.

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