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Caney Lakes recreation area opens this Friday

Caney Lakes Recreation Areas will open for the 2018 season on May 25, according to a press release issued Monday.
Facilities include a swim beach, volleyball court, boat launch and camping areas.

“Caney Lakes, located just minutes from Interstate 20, is a wonderful place for water sports, fishing and swimming,” the release said.

The campground at Caney Lakes will fully accommodate motor homes including water and electrical hook-ups.
The day use entrance gate will be open at 6 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

To accommodate fishermen and other lake users, the entrance gate from Methodist Camp Road will be open at all times and the recreation permit will be required.

Guests at Caney lakes participating in any day use activities, including fishing, will be charged a fee of $3.

The permit is valid for the purchaser and other passengers, not to exceed six people. Camping fees include $15 for Beaver Dam Campground and $10 for Turtle Slide Campground.

Seasonal day use permits are available at $30 or $15 with the America the Beautiful Senior Pass and are valid for an unlimited number of visits during the current recreational season. Seasonal permits are valid for the purchaser and other passengers, not to exceed six people per vehicle.

“Eighty five percent of these fees are returned to Kisatchie National Forest to maintain and improve recreational facilities,” the release said.

Only certified aid dogs are allowed in the swimming and ski areas. Only dogs on a leash are permitted in the recreation area.

Alcoholic beverages are NOT ALLOWED in the Day Use Area at Caney Lakes Recreation Area which includes the Swim Area, Ski Beach Area, and the Group Use Area.

“We look forward to serving you at Caney Lakes and other Kisatchie National Forest facilities. Have a great time on your visit to Kisatchie National Forest,” the release said.

For more information, contact the Caney Ranger District Office at (318) 927-2061.

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