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.
The Longleaf Scenic Byway is a 17-mile stretch of road that takes you through a longleaf pine forest of rolling hills, buttes and mesas. Beech, southern magnolias, and loblolly pines also populate the hillsides. The scenic byway begins on the eastern edge of Kisatchie National Forest off of Highway 119, traveling through the heart of the national forest to its western edge.