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Creole Nature Trail

Touring the Louisiana 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 43 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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Creole Nature Trail App IconLouisiana'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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Local business leaders and social organizations take to the streets on festive Mardi Gras floats from the Lake Charles Civic Center to Ryan Street, ending at Sale Road. span Read More →
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A parade of costumed pets and their owners makes for a whimsical, carnival atmosphere. The title of "Mystical Dog" is given to the most strikingly costumed participant. One of the most highly Read More →
The public tastes from every pot of chicken and sausage, seafood or wild game gumbo in a hot contest of more than 60 teams on Saturday, February 25, at the Lake Charles Civic Center Exhibition Read More →
Mardi Gras in Southwest Louisiana is a family-friendly festival and even has an entire day devoted to kids! Children’s Day, a free event open to children ages 3 to 11, combines Mardi Gras fun Read More →