The Creole Nature Trail is one of the oldest scenic byways in America. The route is so unique, it was one of the first to be designated a National Scenic Byway by the Federal Highway Administration in 1996-and was the only byway selected on the strength of its natural intrinsic qualities. In 2002, the designation was upgraded to the highest level, that of an All-American Road, which connotes that the byway is a destination unto itself.
A 180-mile driving tour which loops through Calcasieu and Cameron Parishes in Southwest Louisiana, the natural and recreational qualities of the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road make it truly distinctive. Oak cheniers-reputedly found in only four locations worldwide-and world-class bird and alligator populations make the byway a natural wonder; and top-notch fishing, hunting, crabbing, boating, nature photography and other outdoor opportunities distinguish the byway as a recreational paradise.
The Creole Nature is comprised of several different attraction and many possible activities. Follow the links below to get details and learn more about the different aspects of the Creole Nature Trail!
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