With year-round hunting, fishing, golf and countless other opportunities for outdoor recreation, it is easy to see why Louisiana's nickname is "Sportsman's Paradise.” Sure, that’s a lot to live up to. But with thousands of hiking and biking trails, beautiful State Parks, and one of the largest game preserves in the United States, Louisiana is the ultimate playground for all outdoorsmen. Our vast expanse of coastal wetlands and countless birding trails make our state a habitat for many rare and endangered species and a natural paradise for bird watchers as well. Come step into the wild outdoors of Louisiana.
The tiny southwest Louisiana community of Cameron is a bit of an anomaly. The town is not quite Cajun territory, and it’s not much like the uplands of the northern country near Shreveport and Monroe. Cameron, actually, is the closest thing in southwest Louisiana you’ll find to a beach town. Located on the Gulf of Mexico just 30 miles east of the Texas state line, Cameron is a must-stop spot along the Creole Nature Trail, a 180-mile-long series of roads that showcases some of south Louisiana’s best scenery. Ten miles west of Cameron (also on the Creole Nature Trail) is Holly Beach, a crabbing and sunbathing destination for locals and out-of-towners alike. Don’t expect crowds here, as it’s one of Louisiana’s lesser-known spots, but do expect to see long stretches of brown sandy beaches.