PO Box 5500, 2500 Shreveport Highway, [pineville] Louisiana 71361
A cut-out-and-get-out logging plan with no efforts made for reforestation, prompted naturalist Caroline Dorman to initiate the movement for a national forest in Louisiana and as a result, the Kisatchie National Forest was established in June of 1930. The terrain of Kisatchie National Forest varies from swamps of hardwood and cypress trees draped with Spanish moss to sandstone hills covered with longleaf pine. The six districts of Louisiana's only national forest total more than 600,000 acres and are spread across the central and northern parts of the state.
The forest offers more than 40 developed recreation areas. Most are open all year, with swimming areas open seasonally.
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04/02 Coming to The [pineville] area
Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival Breaux Bridge LA May3-5 The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival has become one of the largest gatherings of world famous Cajun, Zydeco and Swamp Pop musicians and plays host to over 30 bands on three stages during the three-day festival.
Louisiana Peach Fest Ruston LA June21-22 The fun begins on Friday in Ruston’s historic Railroad Park at 6:30 p.m. with Dixie Tradition, followed by a return festival appearance by Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band at 8:30 p.m.
Le Festival de la Viande Boucanee Ville Platte LA June29-30 This festival, which translates into the "Smoked Meat Festival", has a World Championship Cookoff, culinary demos, Cajun smokehouse in action, and Cajun Heritage exhibitions. Thirty hours of non-stop music are also an attraction of the festival.
Cracklin Festival Port Barre LA November8 This festival is held in November in Port Barre. Four days of fun include family entertainment, Cajun and Country music, food, cooking contests, arts and crafts, and a parade.
Pepper Festival St Martinville LA September14-15 This annual festival, usually taking place on the third Sunday of October, celebrates the pepper industry in Louisiana. Benefits kids, and attractions include Cajun food, bands, and a Poker Run. One day only. Call or write for dates and times.