| 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 138 miles of horseback riding on designated multi-use
trails in addition to unlimited cross-country and road
The gateway to the Evangeline Unit of the Calcasieu
Ranger District of the Kisatchie National Forest, the
unit encompasses 97,000 acres of upland pine, etc.
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, Kincaid,
Cocodrie and Indian Creek Lakes. 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.