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There is a brief winter advisory for travel starting the evening of 2/14. In addition, last year, the area saw both Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta damage many properties, businesses, and homes. Click the link for information on businesses and restaurants that are open, events that have been confirmed and information on the winter advisory. See What's Open!

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Outdoors along the Creole Nature Trail

The summer months bring warm temperatures to Southwest Louisiana and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. The Creole Nature Trail All-American Road offers a wide variety of activities that can be experienced easily, and at little to no cost at all! May through September is when crabbing…

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Beach Time on the Creole Nature Trail

It was a ho-hum Saturday with laziness abounding in the house. After going into a blueberry muffin coma and consuming copious amounts of coffee later, I looked around my house to see our 6 kids all plugged into their phones, iPads or TV. Some of the devices were literally plugged into the wall…

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Top Spots for a Picnic in Southwest Louisiana

Fall is a great time to enjoy a crisp breeze, your toes in the sand (or grass) and a fulfilling picnic with friends and family. Whatever your preference, there are several locations in the area that offer prime real estate for picnicking! So grab a blanket, wicker basket, sandwiches and a few drinks…

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One Tank Trip to the Gulf Coast Beaches

Whether you’re looking for a “staycation” or quality family time, heading south to the beaches of Cameron Parish along the Creole Nature Trail is a great option here in Southwest Louisiana. Last summer, all my brother wanted for his birthday was for the family to grill out on Rutherford Beach. Truth…

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Beach Cruising with Kids Survival Guide

It’s Saturday morning. I’m packing the ice chest and making sure we’ve packed a huge tower of towels before heading south to the beach for the day. You never know who’s gonna spill or make a mess, get wet or throw sand. I guess I’ll grab another towel and a large pack of Wet Ones. Lake Charles is…

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