Tranquil Nature

Find peace in the great outdoors of SWLA as you watch beautiful sunsets over expansive landscapes.

Adventure Point

Kick off your Creole Nature Trail journey at Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point—a free, fun attraction.

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Home to more than 400 bird species annually, making it one of the Top 10 Birding destinations in the country.

Guided Tours

From the awe-inspiring Grosse Savanne Eco-Tours to a leisurely kayak tour along the Calcasieu River, there are no bad seats with these views.

Natural Gulf Beaches

The Creole Nature Trail has 26 miles of Gulf beaches with amazing views and for the most part, are untouched by development.


On both the Central and Mississippi Flyways, Southwest Louisiana ranks as one of the top waterfowl hunting environments in the nation.

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Creole Nature Trail  All-American Road

Many manmade structures along the Trail were destroyed by Hurricane Laura (August 27, 2020.) Natural constructs, and wildlife, are still present and thriving. Plan to bring supplies (food, drink, mosquito spray, etc.) and get fuel for your vehicle before you head out on the trail. The most up-to-date information available is on this website. 

Alligators, over 400 bird species, marshlands teeming with life, 26 miles of natural Gulf of Mexico beaches, fishing, crabbing, Cajun culture and more can be experienced as you travel the more than 180-mile Creole Nature Trail All-American Road. One of only 57 so designated scenic byways in the USA, and affectionately known as Louisiana’s Outback, the Creole Nature Trail is a journey into one of America’s “Last Great Wildernesses.” Download the brochure and/or the free tour app to fully enjoy this unique terrain and the creatures which call it home.

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Guided Tours

Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana offers several ways to experience our abundant nature. Kayak through dense cypress forests…

Beaches & Shells

The Creole Nature Trail has 26 miles of Gulf beaches with amazing views and plenty of things to do. These beaches, for the most…


The fishing opportunities in Louisiana's Outback are almost too numerous to relate - and it is the activity that is the most…

Crabbing & Shrimping

Catch some Blue Crab or Louisiana Gulf Shrimp along the Creole Nature Trail in Lake Charles, LA. Learn the best places to catch…


Since the  Creole Nature Trail lies in the middle of the Central and Mississippi Flyways, millions of birds fly through…

Download the App

A FREE personal tour app is available in iTunes and Google Play (just search "Creole" or select from the links below). The app is available in English, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Japanese. Visiting from outside the USA? Click here for information. 

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Maps & Apps

To help plan your trip and make the most of your visit, download the free Creole Nature Trail…