Louisiana is a nature lover's haven, so bring your binoculars and camera. You're in for a treat since this area is part of the America's WETLAND Birding Trail. America's WETLAND is a cooperative venture between Louisiana's Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism, the America's WETLAND: Campaign to Save Coastal Louisiana, Shell Oil Company, local leaders and their tourism bureaus, that promotes communities, attractions, events and activities within Louisiana's coastal zone around a brand of experiential travel and adventure called "Eco-Cultural Tourism". You can find a wealth of additional Eco-Cultural resources along the Jean Lafitte Scenic Byway. Take a drive along this byway as it winds its way through the southern part of the parish, where you'll see farms, marshes as well as other native birds, alligators, deer and nutria. See first hand how things are grown and produced and experience nature at its finest.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) provides a two-mile birding and nature trail at White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WLWCA) located 7.4 miles south of Gueydan at the end of Hwy. 91. in Vermilion Parish. The trail is open daily from sunrise to sunset and there is no fee or permit required for visitors. Visitor parking spaces are located at the entrance to White Lake WCA, The trail area includes a covered pavilion with tables, two educational kiosks with information on the trail and the species of plants and animals in and around the WCA, and an observation tower located at the southeast corner of the trail. For more information on WLWCA, call 337-536-9400.