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1205 N. Lakeshore Dr.,
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Property Description

Scenic byway driving tour near Lake Charles. Outdoor adventure: alligators, birds, Gulf beaches, crabbing, hunting and fishing. Free app. Search "Creole." 

Near Lake Charles, Louisiana, the Creole Nature Trail features four wildlife refuges with walkways and recreation areas for crabbing, fishing, nature photography and wildlife viewing as well as 26 miles of natural Gulf beaches filled with shells and perfect for surf fishing or a picnic! World-class bird & alligator populations make this scenic byway a natural wonder; and top-notch recreational opportunities distinguish the Creole Nature Trail as a recreational paradise for all ages.


Near Lake Charles, LA. For directions, contact the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-456-7952 or visit for a map. Free tour app - search "creole" in your app store!

  • Bicycling
  • Birding
  • Natural Wildlife Viewing
  • Swamp Walks
  • Boat Tours
  • Fishing Charter
  • Nature Tours
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Walking Tours
Disabled Traveler Information
  • Handicapped Accessible
Facility Amenities
  • Bus Parking
General Information
  • Freshwater
  • Open Year-Round
  • Saltwater
Guest Information
  • Family Friendly
  • Meeting/Tour groups welcome
Rate Information
  • Free Admission
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Tour Information
  • Multilingual Self-guided Tours
  • Self-guided tours
  • Tours in French