| The Rustic Sky Horse Camp is located in
Melder, Louisiana, approximately 25 road miles southwest
of Alexandria. It borders the Kisatchie National Forest,
which has about 88 miles of available horseback riding
trails in addition to roads and multi-use trails.
The gateway to the Evangeline Unit of the Calcasieu
Ranger District of the Kisatchie National Forest, the
unit encompasses 97,000 acres and offers 140 miles of
various dispersed trails throughout the upland pine,
mixed hardwood / pine and bottomland hardwood ecosystems.
The Calcasieu Ranger District includes two separate
land areas called units, the Evangeline Unit is one
of the two. Visitors can enjoy panoramic views from
the shores of the Kincaid Reservoir or Valentine Lakes
and enjoy extremely beautiful hiking.
Within minutes of Rustic Sky is Valentine and Kincaid
Lakes. Both offer swimming, boating, hiking and fishing.
The Wild Azalea Trail & Spur are nearby and offer
a unique experience – literature is available
at the office. The Claiborne multi-use trail system
offers almost 90 miles of trails for horseback riding,
biking and hiking.