Although the two I-10 entries to the Creole Nature Trail — Lake Charles and Sulphur — host a wealth of amenities such as cultural attractions, museums, casino gaming and world-famous Cajun Cuisine, much of your drive will pass through lightly inhabited environments. It’s always a good idea to start with a full gas tank and something to drink — particularly in the hot months.

The community of Cameron on the Gulf of Mexico has gas stations and a couple of restaurants. Restrooms are also available at Sabine and Cameron-Prairie National Wildlife Refuges as well as a few private businesses along the route.

Vistas on the Creole Nature Trail are expansive, with multiple hues of green in the prairies and marshlands, blue in the sky and golden-pink at sunrise and sunset. Hence, traveling in a convertible vehicle or a motorcycle are truly the best way to experience the trail!

A FREE personal tour app is also available in iTunes and Google Play (just search "Creole"). Don't have a smartPhone? Check-out a GPS Explorer® handheld unit at the Lake Charles Visitors Bureau located at 1205 N. Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, Louisiana.

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