Kisatchie National Forest

Kisatchie National Forest

Kisatchie National Forest spreads over 604,000 acres in five Ranger Districts. Louisiana’s only national forest is divided into six separate sections. Kisatchie were members of a Native American tribe The Kisatchie name comes from a Native Americans tribe called Kichai. Members of this tribe called themselves “Kitsatchie.” Bald cypress trees have knees Bald cypress trees thrive in this forest. One fun thing about bald cypresses is that these trees have “knees” that are a special kind of root. Needle-like leaves turn tan or orange in the autumn and fall early in the season. These giant trees grow to 120 feet tall and live up to 600 years. Pine trees scent the air. Groves of bald cypress trees, bayous, prairies, and gently rolling hills...

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

  The most visited park in the United States every year is Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Part of this park is in Tennessee; the rest is located in North Carolina. The park was established in 1934 and has about 9,500,000 visitors every year. The park is considered the “Salamander Capital of the World.” The beautiful forest and over 2,000 miles of streams invite families to enjoy camping and hiking in the park. Those interested in fishing can try to catch brook trout, rainbow trout, and brown trout in the fishable streams inside the park. There are many horse trails for horseback riding. There are over 800 miles of hiking trails in the park. For an adventure hike, The Alum Cave Trail and Rocky Top are good choices. Pretty waterfall hikes...

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