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Blue Goose Nature Trail

Western Acadiana, Louisiana

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Blue Goose Nature Trail

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  • The Blue Goose Trail is a part of Sabine Wildlife Refuge.- Blue Goose Nature Trail
  • A small informational kiosk at the trailhead next to a shade pavilion.- Blue Goose Nature Trail
  • An observation deck with a telescope overlooking the freshwater marshes of the Sabine Wildlife Refuge.- Blue Goose Nature Trail
  • The observation tower at the Blue Goose Trail.- Blue Goose Nature Trail
  • The trail follows an asphalt path that parallels the Shell Canal waterway toward the West Cove of Calcasieu Lake.- Blue Goose Nature Trail
  • A brown pelican in Shell Canal.- Blue Goose Nature Trail
  • The winding path passes through medium density brush full of songbirds.- Blue Goose Nature Trail
  • A heron flies above the marsh.- Blue Goose Nature Trail
  • The Blue Goose Trail.- Blue Goose Nature Trail
  • First views of Calcasieu Lake.- Blue Goose Nature Trail
  • A working fishing boat on Calcasieu Lake viewed from the end of the Blue Goose Trail.- Blue Goose Nature Trail
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Short, easy path.
Cons: 
Not much to it.
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Region:
Western Acadiana, LA
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Highest point: 
12.00 ft (3.66 m)
Net Elevation Gain: 
2.00 ft (0.61 m)
Year round: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
None
Permit required: 
No
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Suitable for:
Biking
Total Distance: 
1.00 mi (1.61 km)
Total elevation gain: 
4.00 ft (1.22 m)
Trail type: 
There-and-back
Trailhead Elevation: 
12.00 ft (3.66 m)
Typically multi-day: 
No
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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The Blue Goose Trail is a 1-mile out-and-back trail through the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge from a parking area on Highway-27 to the West Cove of Calcasieu Lake.

The asphalt path parallels Shell Canal as it winds between brush that provides habitat for songbirds before eventually coming to a turnaround point with views of Calcasieu Lake.

The trail is flat and ADA accessible. The parking lot and trailhead area has an observation deck with a mounted telescope for viewing the wildlife refuge, along with a small shade pavilion and informational kiosks.

The trail is open from sunrise until sunset. There is no cost to use the trail. There are no amenities located at the trail.

Blue Goose Trail is a featured area of interest on the Creole Nature Trail.

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