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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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Events

Events

The Marshland Festival will be celebrating 28th years! The festival will be held at the Lake Charles Civic Center Read More →
*Update 7/17/2017: Please note that due to extreme heat and inclement weather predictions, this show has been moved to our Grand Event Center indoor venue.* Pat Green is an Read More →
Gridiron, the annual night of skits, songs and laughter, is the show that the American Press called “the ‘Saturday Night Live’ of Southwest Louisiana.” It’s a local tradition! The fundraiser Read More →
Mark Chesnutt is one of Country's true musical treasures. With 14 No. 1 hits, 23 top ten singles, four platinum albums and five gold records to his credit; he maintains a front-and-center Read More →
Legendary music star Ronnie Milsap will perform on Saturday, November 12 at 8:00 PM in the Grand Event Center of Golden Nugget Lake Charles. Milsap was born with a congenital disorder that Read More →