Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana offers several ways to experience our abundant nature. Depending on the season, see wildlife ranging from alligators and turtles to a variety of birds.
For a more leisurely and secluded experience, take a 2-hour marsh boat ride with a wildlife biologist from Grosse Savanne Eco-tours to see alligators, a plethora of birds, wetland plant communities and various wildlife species.
Get a up close and personal look at the beautiful sights with a guided tour with SWLA Tours Inc. Explore the sandy beaches and marshes with either a private morning tour, Cajun Outback tour or relaxing sunset tour.
If you want to take a look at the area at your own pace, begin your free journey in Louisiana’s Outback at the Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point in Sulphur, La. or by downloading the Creole Nature Trail app. Adventure Guides can tell visitors where to spot alligators or experience the bird migration along the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road.
Check out handicap accessible walking trails over the marshes in Southwest Louisiana such as the Blue Goose Walking Trail, the Wetland Walkway, Pintail Wildlife Drive or the scenic overlook behind the Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge’s Visitors Center. There are 26 miles of Gulf Coast beaches for shelling so bring a bucket for natural souvenirs!
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Louisiana's Creole Nature Trail All-American Road is a hands-on opportunity to experience one of America's untamed natural wonders near Lake Charles, LA. Feel inspired and amazed as the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road leads you into the unsurpassed splendor of Louisiana's renowned coastal wetlands, wildlife refuges, and rippling marshes.