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Discussion in 'New Roundtable' started by LSUGradin99, May 13, 2005.

  1. goldengirlfan

    goldengirlfan simple man

    Like BayAreaTiger and Red55 said, Kisatchie might be a nice trip for you. I used to live/work around there and always found it interesting that lots of people within a 2 hour drive of Kisatchie have never been there and know little about it. If you decide to try it sometime, check out the wilderness area and do a little research. Wilderness areas are an interesting concept in forest management.

    Also agree with Red on Petit Jean. Beautiful and has pretty agreeable temps much of the camping season.

    I don't know much about the Ouachita National Forest in Arkansas but my cousin who is wildlife biologist there raves about it all the time.
  2. LSUGradin99

    LSUGradin99 I Bleedeth Purple 'N Gold

    Wow, talk about a lot of good responses. Thanks everyone! Mostly what I'm looking for are places where I can camp in a tent that is not right next to someone in a RV (ie tent camping only area at least), areas for good hiking, places for canoeing perhaps, & a picturesque and interesting landscape.
  3. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

  4. saltyone

    saltyone So Mote It Be


    :hihi:

    Don't forget your medicine tonight old man.
  5. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

    Sure there was, there was just no reservoir on top of it! :grin:
  6. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

    When I want to rough it I just stay at a cheap motel without cable.
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  7. bayareatiger

    bayareatiger If it's too loud YOU'RE TOO OLD

    ...or hookers.... :eek: :lol:
  8. bayareatiger

    bayareatiger If it's too loud YOU'RE TOO OLD


    Kisatchie Primitive campground is cool b/c you can hike in, (meaning no RV's, tents only) there's restrooms, stone fire rings and rapids alongside the camping area, but really no place to canoe...

    ...gently rolling piney woods with clearing in some areas...

    It was always one of my fav places to camp in La when I lived there...

    ...I probably camped there 20-25 times from '75 - '78...

    ...and we always had fun - close enough to pack in brew, but not next to a parking lot, RV, etc....

    ...and met many cool folks up there.... :thumb:
  9. LSUGradin99

    LSUGradin99 I Bleedeth Purple 'N Gold

    Spent the weekend here, thanks for this info. We had a great time! Only one other group was camping there this weekend and it was nowhere near our spot. Pitch dark at night once fire and lantern were out. Slept to the sound of the rapids.

    Kisatche Bayou Primitive Campground:

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    A couple photos from the scenic overview area in Kisatche National Forest:

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  10. Nutriaitch

    Nutriaitch Fear the Buoy

    If you have a boat, I suggest Timbalier Island. Best night fishing in the f***ing world!!!!!

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