Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana offers several ways to experience our abundant nature. Kayak through dense cypress forests, expansive wetlands and see an array of wildlife on one of Lake Area Adventure tours or feel the excitement of zooming through the marshes with Airboats Rides and Alligators. You'll never forget your awe-inspiring boat ride with Grosse Savanne Eco-Tours. This is the best view of our area.
If you want to take a look at the area at your own pace, there are several self-guided nature drive options including the Pintail Wildlife Drive, Price Lake Nature Drive and Lacassine Wildlife Drive. You will also be able to stretch your legs at the Wetland Walkway and the Pintail Boardwalk.
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!
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.