• One of only two National Scenic Byways in Louisiana, the Creole Nature Trail is also one of just 31 routes in the United States to receive All-American Road status
  • Officially legislated in 1995, the Creole Nature Trail has been a tourism draw and economic engine for Calcasieu and Cameron Parishes for nearly 20 years
  • Located less than two hours east of Houston, TX and only three hours west of New Orleans, LA

GPS Ranger™ Personal Video Tour

  • Based on your GPS location, content automatically triggers as you travel s like having a personal tour guide in your vehicle with you
  • Units can be checked-out at the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau free of charge
  • Or the free app can currently be downloaded at the iTunes App Store or via Google Play (Android)

Experience Guide

  • Over 35,000 guides a year are distributed through Louisiana’s  Tourist Information Centers
  • The complete guide can also be downloaded from  CreoleNatureTrail.org


CreoleNatureTrail.org now includes enhanced interactivity such as:

  • Flipbooks of our Experience Guide, birding & shelling brochures
  • Google maps for all listings
  • Recreation opportunities by type, or by area of the trail
  • Hyperlinks to the GPS Ranger™ Personal Video Tour app
  • Backpack feature allows visitors to build their own custom journey

International Appeal

  • New single panel rack cards on the Creole Nature Trail’s Personal Video Tour in French, Spanish and German. Available through Louisiana’s international representative offices
  • General profile sheet on the Creole Nature Trail available in English,  French, German, Spanish, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese

In Progress: Interpretive Visitor Center

  • Development of an interpretive visitor center, in the¬ City of Sulphur, as the western gateway of the trail
  • Will educate visitors and children, while identifying area assets including the best places to spot alligators, view migrating songbirds and enjoy the outdoor recreation of the area
  • The continued positive economic impact of the Creole Nature Trail led the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau board to fund this center