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Alexander State Forest

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For more informmation, contact Cliff Dailey at adailey@wlf.la.gov or 318.487.5885.

Alexander State Forest WMA is managed as a commercial forest with an emphasis on experimental forestry techniques. Much of the timber is managed as pine plantations. The forest overstory is predominantly loblolly pine with scattered stands of longleaf and slash pines. However, creek drainages have been maintained in hardwoods. In addition, red oak, blackgum, sweetgum, hackberry, beech, and water and willow oaks are widely scattered over the forest.

This WMA also includes Indian Creek Lake, a 2,600-acre reservoir, along with a 300-acre recreation and camping area.

Activities and Amenities

Hunting and trapping: Available game species include deer, quail, rabbit, squirrel, waterfowl, and woodcock. White-tailed deer are common on this WMA. Herd density is good; antler quality and body weights are typical of piney woods habitat. Hunter success during the either-sex primitive weapon hunts is generally above average. See regulations for details.

Physically challenged wheelchair-confined hunting areas are available on Alexander State Forest WMA. There is also a physically challenged deer season.

Shooting range: LDWF operates a 100-yard rifle range, 50-yard pistol range, and shotgun range on this WMA. 

Fishing and boating: There are four boat launches on Indian Creek Lake, which is available for boating, swimming, and recreational fishing. See regulations for details.

 

Map

Alexander State Forest

Parish

Rapides

 

Acreage

8,158

Owner/Manager

Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry

 

Directions

Alexander State Forest WMA is about 10 miles south of Alexandria, off U.S. Hwy 165 and 1 mile east of Woodworth.