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Hunters Camp - Calcasieu Ranger District

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Kisatchie National Forest

The Hunter Camp is a very primitive camping area in the middle of the forest. There is a camping loop area and a vault restroom facility and is centrally located near the Ouiska Chitto Trail. The Longleaf Scenic Area is also nearby with the Big Branch Trail running right next to the camp.

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  • Tent Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
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Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Phone Service
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

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  • Sanitary Dump

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3 Reviews

Conrad V.
Reviewed May. 13, 2023

Can't beat free

The Hunter Camp is situated just off range road. You're surrounded by wilderness. The only amenities are a vault toilet. Fort Polk is close enough for supplies, check your gate schedules. Marines were utilizing the ranges in the area, and a couple officers came though the hunter camp just exploring.

Theres a hiking trail near by, stating no motorized vehicles, but you can mountain bike, hike and ride horses. No fishing near by unless you drive to the blue hole complex further down range road.

Apparently they're allowing logging around the camp, so do a check before you go set up.

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Month of VisitMay
Danny H.
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2019

Simple basic camping

My wife and I camped here just before memorial day and had the entire campsite to ourselves. I imagine during hunting season this camp is quite busy, however we found it very peaceful in the off months. But hey, it’s free camping. Because of its location so deep in the woods mosquitoes, horseflies, and yellow flies were in abundance. Using a therma cell was perfect at keeping them at bay. There is a composting toilet in the middle of the campground that was very clean as it has had very little use.

Paula W.
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2018

Pack it in, pack it out, and free

Inside the Kisatchie National Forest, Calcasieu District, Vernon Unit. 2 loops of dispersed camping, grounds not well kept, vault toilet. There is no water and signs say pack in and pack out but there was a trash bin. Very basic place to pitch a tent and explore the area around.

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Month of VisitJuly
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Location

Hunters Camp - Calcasieu Ranger District is located in Louisiana

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Directions

From Leesville, take U.S. Hwy 171 south 7 miles to LA Hwy 10, turn left and proceed 16 miles to Vernon Parish Road 443 and turn left (north). Go 4 miles to the signed entrance road on the left to get to the camping area.

Coordinates

31.00946806 N
93.10711628 W

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