Basic Info about the NF Ranger District
The Winn Ranger District in Louisiana is 164,000 acres.
The Winn Ranger District of the Kisatchie National Forest is a large tract of forest that spans from Natchitoches to Grant Parish and includes campgrounds, hiking trails, and a water trail along the Saline Bayou — a scenic river.
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Blackstripe topminnows are abundant throughout North Louisiana, and these fun little fish are our favs from the Winn Ranger District at the Kisatchie National Forest.
More about How You Can Enjoy the Refuge
The district is (for the most part) free to the public. (You’ll pay $10 to camp at Gum Springs.) There are more details about where and how to legally fish in the Kisatchie National Forest Winn Ranger District in the tab below.
You can find vault toilets at the Cloud Crossing and Gum Springs Camps. Winn Ranger District.
The Saline Bayou Hiking Trail is difficult for visually and mobility impaired visitors. The path is difficult for sighted visitors to discern in spots, and almost impossible for visually impaired users due to the trail winding through trees.
Learn more about the Kisatchie National Forest – Winn Ranger District at the U.S. Forest Service’s official website.
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The Winn Ranger District of the Kisatchie National Forest is one of many places you can enjoy our local wildlife.
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Learn about national wildlife refuges, Kisatchie National Forest ranger districts, state wildlife management areas, and state parks found throughout North Louisiana.