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Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Elevation Gain
4.00 ft (1.22 m)
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
1.00 mi (1.61 km)
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Short, easy path.

Cons

Not much to it.

Trailhead Elevation

12.00 ft (3.66 m)

Highest point

12.00 ft (3.66 m)

Net Elevation Gain

2.00 ft (0.61 m)

Features

ADA accessible
Family friendly
Near lake or river
Bird watching

Typically multi-day

No

Suitable for

Biking

Permit required

No

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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