For Immediate Release
For more information, contact:

Kelli Fontenot, media/public relations manager
Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana CVB
(337) 436-9588

Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point
Celebrating National Get Outdoors Day, June 8


SULPHUR, LA (May 29, 2019) - National Get Outdoors Day is an annual event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun. Jumping into the spirit of National Get Outdoors Day, Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point, 2740 Ruth St., is hosting a special celebration on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

“The idea behind National Get Outdoors Day is to encourage everyone, especially kids and families, to take advantage of outdoor adventures to have fun and be healthier. That’s what the Creole Nature Trail is all about, and Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point is the perfect launching pad for everyone to learn about the great outdoors before experiencing it for themselves,” said Shanna Landry, director of administration & satellite office of the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau (LC/SWLA CVB).

In anticipation of National Get Outdoors Day and to encourage the youth to be part of the event, the LC/SWLA CVB promoted an Explore Nature Art Contest involving all K-8th-grade students in Calcasieu and Cameron parishes. The Top 25 art entries will be on display as part of the festivities.

Gumbeaux Gator, Southwest Louisiana’s Goodwill Ambassador, will be on hand for photos, and participating community groups for the day include entities such as the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries with baby alligators from the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge and Friends of Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge & Wetlands. Attendees will be given a bottle of water and a Gumbeaux Gator coloring book, perfect for outdoor fun.

Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point includes interactive exhibits featuring the outdoors, culture, cuisine and music of Southwest Louisiana. The Creole Nature Trail is a 180-mile drive which winds through the area’s prairies and marshes, and the attractions along the way include wildlife refuges, walking trails, Gulf beaches and opportunities for viewing alligators, birds and wildlife in their natural habitat.

For more information, contact Shanna Landry at or (337) 502-4233, or visit  Regular hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.