Kisatchie National Forest is the only national forest in Louisiana and spans 604,000 acres consisting mostly of bayous with bald cypress groves and old growth pine. Beautiful Caney Lakes just north of Minden are a part of the Kisatchie National Forest. The Caney Lakes Recreation Complex has a variety of day-use areas to choose from. The upper and lower lakes are perfect for enjoying a hike on the Sugar Cane National Recreation Trail, swimming at the day-use swim beach, playing volleyball, fishing from the shore, or picnicking at the vast selection of picnic facilities. Entry to the park requires a day-use pass which is $5 per vehicle (cash only). You may also purchase an annual pass for $30 ($15 for senior citizens).