This new feature provides a two-mile birding and nature trail at White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA) south of Gueydan. The trail is open daily from sunrise to sunset and there is no fee or permit required for visitors.
Location: The trail is located on 32 acres on the north side of the property, making it easily accessible to the public. Visitor parking spaces are located at the entrance to White Lake WCA, located 7.4 miles south of Gueydan at the south end of Hwy. 91.
Features: 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. This tower provides visitors a panoramicview of the trail and surrounding White Lake WCA property.
Pedestrians only – No vehicles, ATV’s or horses.
No loud music.
No weapons or alcoholic beverages.
Open flames are not permitted.
Removal of vegetation is not permitted.
Viewing opportunities: White Lake WCA includes numerous species of plants, birds and mammals. The trail provides an array of habitat types that attracts a high diversity of avian species. Visitors to the trail can expect to see a variety of bird species including waterfowl, wading birds, and songbirds.
Cautions: Visitors are reminded that the wetlands within and around the White Lake property provide habitat for reptile species including alligators and snakes. Be aware of your surroundings and use caution if reptiles are encountered.
“The White Lake WCA birding and nature trail will be a tremendous asset for outdoor enthusiasts,” said White Lake Advisory Board Chairman Armond Schwing. “The area provides an excellent opportunity to experience the beauty and diversity of the region while observing an abundance of native and migratory waterfowl”.
For more information on the White Lake WCA trail visit contact Carrie Salyers at 337-536-9400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.