We live here and sometimes take our abundant wildlife for granted. Visitors to Southwest Louisiana are amazed at all of the different wildlife. The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau has three new brochures that make it easy for anyone to enjoy our wildlife.

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The "Wild Side" brochure points out all of the wildlife and their habitats that live along the Creole Nature Trail. The "wildflower" brochure helps identify some of Southwest Louisiana's prominent wildflowers. The "Fish and Seafood" brochure identifies peak times to fish for specific species and has a map that features the locations of 52 boat launches in Southwest Louisiana. You can download the brochures and send them to friends and family before their visits. The brochures are also available at the Welcome Center at 1205 N. Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA.