Touring Louisiana's Outback

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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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.

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Creole Nature Trail

Explore world-famous wildlife habitats & estuaries on your journey through the wild & rugged terrain of the Creole Nature Trail in…

Beaches

Enjoy shelling, swimming or fishing from 26 miles of natural Gulf beaches.

Crabbing

There's nothing like packing up your car with supplies and heading out to catch some crabs for a boil!

Fishing

We have experienced fishing guides to show you the hottest spots to lure in your catch of the day.

Hunting

During the fall hunting season, you'll see hundreds of thousands of waterfowl who winter here - smac

Visitors Guide

Already in town and want to know what's going on or what's new? Check out our Visitors Guide to help…