The Creole Nature Trail winds its way through what is known as the "Louisiana Outback," land that largely consists of marshes, prairies, rivers, lakes, bayous, and beaches—the underlying commonality being water. Lots of water! The wildlife in this area is abundant, ranging from migratory birds to the iconic American alligator.
To experience some of the Cajun culture found in southwest Louisiana, you can begin by hopping on the 180-mile scenic byway in the town of Sulphur, which is the western gateway of the trail. Your journey takes you south to the Gulf of Mexico and heads east along the shoreline before heading back up north toward Lake Charles.
For more information, view Creole Nature Trail Experience Guide.
BEST TIME TO GO
The Creole Nature Trail is perfect for exploring year-round.
THINGS TO DO
Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge and Price Lake Nature Drive
Grosse Savanne Eco-tours
Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge
Sabine National Wetland Walkway
Blue Goose Nature Trail
DISTANCE FROM TAYLOR'D OVERLAND
LAKE CHARLES, LA