courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey, and
of this topographical map is hot-linked to
Microsoft Network's TerraServa,
an extremely useful web site.
you have located Cotile Lake on the map
you can easily see where we live by studying
three close-up topo maps. The first
map is zoomed in the most;
it shows the location of our house near the
crest of a hill.
is very low and flat, but we live in the
a chain that runs on the western side of
from the center to the north. Our home
is on private land within
the Kisatchie National Forest.
Forest has one wilderness area, the 8,700
acre Kisatchie Hills Wilderness,
a wild and beautiful area that includes
relatively steep slopes,
rock outcrops, and mesas, features not found
elsewhere in Louisiana.
Kisatchie Hills Wilderness provides visitors
solitude and unconfined primitive
recreation. There are
three trail-heads providing access to
several trail systems. Visitors to
the Wilderness need to remember, however,
the area is not regularly patrolled and any
assistance may take a lengthy time. This
wilderness area is located
beginning in the extreme northwest corner of
the larger topo
map above. Below is the U. S. Forest
Kisatchie National Forest has a lot to offer
such as 355 miles of trails for hiking,
mountain biking, horseback riding, or ORV
Other recreational opportunities include
an 8700 acre Wilderness, and dozens of
The Forest also provides opportunities to
hunt and fish.