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Claiborne Multi-Use Trails

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Alt Names

Camp Claiborne, Kisatchie National Forest, Calcasieu Ranger District, North Loop, Woodworth Loop, Boy Scout Loop, Loran Camp, Ahtus Melder Camp, Evangeline Unit, Clay Pit, Indian Creek, Roaring Creek, Rocky Branch, Bayou Clear

Last Known StatusTemporarily Closed  (due to wet trail conditions)

This part of the Kisatchie National Forest offers about 74 miles of marked woods trails that consist of three separate loops. The trail system is divided in half by Hwy 112. The trails north of the highway are open to ATVs but the southern trails are for motorcycles and non-motorized use only. The terrain is mostly hardpacked and flat but very twisty with occasional berms.

The trail system has two campgrounds for OHVs and one campground designated for equestrian users. Loran Camp is the primary choice for ATV users becouse of the direct trail access and nicely maintained campground. Each campsite at Loran Camp comes with a picnic table, fire ring and lantern holder. Boy Scout Camp is a small, primitive campground that provides access to the single track trails but space is limited. There is no fee charged to camp here but there are also no services, so come prepared.

This area is very popular and the campgrounds usually fill up during most weekends, so come early. Call before you haul as trails may close temporarily on short notice during and after wet weather conditions.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityForest Hill, LA
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From: Alexandria, LA
1) Take US-165 south about 15 miles
2) Turn right (west) on SR-112, continue about 3 miles
3) Turn right (north) on FS-258, continue 1.5 miles to Loran Camp, stage here.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandNational Forest

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingVery Good    
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

TERRAIN

Miles Of Trail74
Climate TypeForest
Elevation150 to 225 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has little sandy areas.Little
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has no steep hills.None
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has some small jumps.Some
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has few sand or gravel pits.Fewsmall play area near Loran Camp
Single TrackThis national forest has some single track trails.Some
RoadsThis national forest has some roads.Some
IntersectionsThis trail has some intersections.Some
Rider TrafficThe national forest has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
ShadeThis national forest has almost all shaded areas.All
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has no expert terrain.None

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredNo
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (99 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (50 inches)has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers Four WheelersPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restrictioncamping permitted at Ahtus Melder Camp
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
permitted at Loran Camp and Boy Scout Camp
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingNo
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on designated trails
FireworksProhibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all riders obtain medical insurance and buy motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted on this website.
CommentNo mudding. Tires with tread depth exceeding 1 inch are prohibited.

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
RidingYes ($5.00 per rider)
CampingYes
Tent: $7.00
RV: $7.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Loran Campground Fee

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (NE)Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (SE)Wag-A-Bag Citgo
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (SE)Wag-A-Bag Citgo
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (NE)Alexander State Forest/Indian Creek Recreation Area Campground (318) 487-5058
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (NE)Alexander State Forest/Indian Creek Recreation Area Campground (318) 487-5058
RV Dump Station RV DisposalForest Hill, LA
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (SE)Wag-A-Bag Citgo
Swimming Swim Area5-20 Miles (NE)Alexander State Forest/Indian Creek Recreation Area Campground (318) 487-5058
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (NE)Alexander State Forest/Indian Creek Recreation Area Campground (318) 487-5058

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoOHV Trail Hotline
(866) 830-6467
Contact InfoKisatchie National Forest - Calcasieu Ranger District
9912 Highway 28 West
Boyce, LA 71409
(318) 793-9427
(800) 225-9733
www.fs.usda.gov

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