America's Scenic Byways

Creole Nature Trail

180 miles - Depending on route, allow four or five hours to drive or two days to visit the byway.

Known as Louisiana's Outback, the Creole Nature Trail meanders through marshes, prairies, and along the Gulf of Mexico. As you loop through Calcasieu and Cameron parishes in Southwest Louisiana, view alligators and birds up close and in the wild, along with colorful wildflowers and rare cheniers shaped by salty winds.