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There are several different ways to experience the sights and sounds of Lake Charles, Southwest Louisiana. Enjoy Lake Charles and the waterways on everything from paddle boards, kayaks, jet skis, canoes, to pontoons. Tour the downtown and historic districts in a carriage or on a leisurely bike ride. You choose what fits you! While you're at it, don't forget to experience the Creole Nature Trail, All-American Road. Hop on an airboat and explore the lush marsh or enjoy a guided tour with the Grosse Savanne Eco-Tours.


Birding in Lake Charles

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The Creole Nature Trail is annually home to more than 400 bird species, making it one of the Top 10 Birding/Birdwatch Destinations in the country. Year-round you will be treated to a seemingly endless array of raptors, waterfowl, wading birds and shorebirds residing in this lush environment. To experience our exotic birds and waterfowl up close, try Grosse Savanne Eco-Tours.

Population Peaks

During the fall, winter, and spring, the Creole Nature Trail bird population soars as hundreds of thousands of migrating birds make their annual migration following the Central and the Mississippi Flyways.

Report/View Sightings

To learn how to set up your own eBird account and start reporting your observations from the Creole Nature Trail, please click here



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