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Sandstone Trail

Friday, May 27, 2016

Alt Names

Kisatchie Ranger District, Lotus Camp, Corral Camp, Coyote Camp

Last Known StatusOpen

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.

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 but 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.

The trail is prone to temporary closures on short notice due to inclement weather. For current updates check the trail hotline at (866) 830-6467 before heading out.

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Nearest CityLotus, 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).


LandNational Forest


Our RatingRatingVery Good    
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
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Permit RequiredNo
Dates OpenMay 1 - December 31
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)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingNoriding permitted during daylight hours only
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on the trail
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.
CommentNo mudding. Tires with tread depth exceeding 1 inch are prohibited.


ParkingNo ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingYes ($5.00 per rider)
Tent: $3.00
RV: $3.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Lotus and Corral Camp are pay sites, Coyote Camp is free.


Contact InfoOHV Trail Hotline
(866) 830-6467
Contact InfoKisatchie National Forest - Kisatchie Ranger District
229 Dogwood Park Road
Provencal, LA 71468
(318) 472-1840


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Sandstone Trail

Photo Submitted 11/5/2012 (Thanks!)

Sandstone Trail Photo

Sandstone Trail

Photo Submitted 2/16/2016 (Thanks!)

Sandstone Trail Photo

Sandstone Trail

Photo Submitted 2/16/2016 (Thanks!)


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Miles Of Trail36
Climate TypeForest
Elevation150 to 300 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Heavily Maintained
SandThis trail has mostly sandy areas.Mostly
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has some water crossings.Some
Small JumpsThis trail has some small jumps.Some
ShadeThis national forest has many shaded areas.Many
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little


First Aid First Aid20-30 Miles (NE)Natchitoches Regional Medical Center (318) 214-4200
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (NE)Casey's Kwik Stop (318) 238-2338
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (NE)Casey's Kwik Stop (318) 238-2338
Potable Water WaterOn SiteLotus Camp (318) 472-1840
RV Hookups RV Hookup20-30 Miles (NE)Nakatosh RV Park (318) 352-0911
RV Dump Station RV Disposal20-30 Miles (NE)Nakatosh RV Park (318) 352-0911
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (NE)Casey's Kwik Stop (318) 238-2338
Swimming Swim AreaOn Site
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp20-30 Miles (NE)Sibley Lake (318) 357-3887 **recreation permit required**
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