Well if you look at the map of the Creole Nature trail on http://www.creolenaturetrail.org/maps/images/creolemap.jpg you'll see that you have to cross the Calcasieu River. Unfortunalty there is no bridge across but this ferry runs 24/7. This ferry is the connection between the LA 27 & 82 and we had to wait about 10 to 15 minutes before the ferry was there to take us accros.
It seem to have a fee of $1,00 but the trip we took no one asked anyone for money, but to be on the safe side take a dollar with you when you get on the trail, else you could end up driving back the same way as you came. To get on the other side without the ferry you'll have to take a 120 mile detour...
Capacity of the ferry is about 50 cars.
Picture taken June 1, 2003 15:10