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Sandstone Trail

Thursday, October 02, 2014
Alt Names Kisatchie Ranger District, Lotus Camp, Corral Camp, Coyote Camp
Last Known Status Open
DESCRIPTION

This 36 mile trail winds through a scenic longleaf pines forest. The trail mainly consists of sand and clay and offers several stream crossings, speed bumps, sandstones, hills and sticky red dirt sections. Only vehicles with a maximum width of 50 inches or less are permitted on the trail.

There are several trailheads that can be found along the main entrance road in addition to the several campgrounds. Lotus Camp and Corral Camp are around $3/night however there is no charge for camping at Coyote Camp. A new cross over spur trail has been added to shorten the northern section of the 31 mile loop.

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LOCATION
Nearest City Lotus, LA
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From: Natchitoches, LA
1) Take SR-6 west about 7 miles
2) Turn left (south) on SR-117, continue about 20 miles
3) Turn left (east) on Longleaf Scenic Byway, continue about 3.5 miles
4) Lotus Camp is on the right (south).
TYPE OF AREA
Area Trail
Land National Forest
QUALITY
Rating Rating    Very Good    
Recommended Stay 1-2 Days
REGULATIONS
Permit Required No
Dates Open May 1 - December 31
Spark Arrestor Yes A spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit Yes (99 dB)
Whip Flags Not Required
Maximum Vehicle Width Yes (50 inches) has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles Permitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers Four Wheelers Permitted (maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXS Permitted (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
Bicycles No Restriction
Hiking No Restriction
Horseback No Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping Some Areas (camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night Riding No
Cross Country Prohibited stay on designated trails
Fireworks Prohibited
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.
Comment No mudding. Tires with tread depth exceeding 1 inch are prohibited.
FEES
Parking No ($0.00)
Entry No ($0.00)
Riding Yes ($5.00 per rider)
Camping Yes
Tent: $3.00
RV: $3.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Lotus and Corral Camp are pay sites, Coyote Camp is free.
CONTACTS
Contact Info OHV Trail Hotline
(866) 830-6467
Contact Info Kisatchie National Forest - Kisatchie Ranger District
229 Dogwood Park Road
Provencal, LA 71468
(318) 472-1840
www.fs.usda.gov
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COMMENTS
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Sandstone Trail

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TERRAIN
Miles Of Trail 36
Climate Type Forest
Elevation 150 to 300 ft.
Trail Maintenance Marked, Not Rated, Heavily Maintained
Sand This trail has mostly sandy areas.Mostly
Dust The trail has little dust on typical days.Little
Trees The trail has almost all trees.All
Steep Hills This trail has few steep hills.Few
Water Crossings The trail has some water crossings.Some
Small Jumps This trail has some small jumps.Some
Shade This national forest has many shaded areas.Many
Hazards This trail has few hazards.Few (hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain Novice This trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain Amateur This trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain Expert This trail has little expert terrain.Little
GPS POINTS

KEY SERVICES
First Aid First Aid 20-30 Miles (NE) Natchitoches Regional Medical Center (318) 214-4200
Gasoline Gasoline 5-20 Miles (NE) Casey's Kwik Stop (318) 238-2338
Diesel Diesel 5-20 Miles (NE) Casey's Kwik Stop (318) 238-2338
Potable Water Water On Site Lotus Camp (318) 472-1840
RV Hookups RV Hookup 20-30 Miles (NE) Nakatosh RV Park (318) 352-0911
RV Dump Station RV Disposal 20-30 Miles (NE) Nakatosh RV Park (318) 352-0911
Primitive Camping Campground On Site
Convenience Store Conv Store 5-20 Miles (NE) Casey's Kwik Stop (318) 238-2338
Swimming Swim Area On Site
Body of Water Water Body On Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp 20-30 Miles (NE) Sibley Lake (318) 357-3887 **recreation permit required**

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