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Special Alert

Big Limits!

Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana has game and gaming!

Fishing/Hunting

Duck-hunt.jpgFrom the central Louisiana pine forests, the Calcasieu River flows through Lake Charles to the Gulf of Mexico.  Designated a "Natural and Scenic River," the Calcasieu and its tributaries offer incredible beauty as well as good fishing.  As the Calcasieu transitions from an upland sandy stream into a cypress-lined river, fishermen discover that bass, catfish, panfish (brim), crappie (white perch) and bream are among the good catches. We have experienced fishing guides to show you the hottest spots to lure in your catch of the day. Also come to hunt wild game during our fall hunting season to bag some mallards or deer.

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 If you wish to take a more leisurely approach, then you will surely enjoy the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road. In Louisiana's Outback, one of America's "Last Great Wildernesses," you have the opportunity to experience world-famous wildlife habitats and estuaries. The Creole Nature Trail is a journey through a wild and rugged terrain unique to Louisiana, America and the world. Pack a picnic lunch, load up the car, and don't forget your binoculars.

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Casino Gaming

Casino GamingThe outoors not your thing? Go gaming at our collection of Vegas style properties, L'AubergeIsle of Capri, or DeltaDowns.  From golf greensand spas to horseracing and island time getaways, you will fall in love with the variety of casino venues. Each casino has luxurious accommodations, a myriad of dining selections, and let's not forget, incredible gaming experiences in store for you!

Cuisine

GumboAnd what is a trip to Louisiana without some authentic Cajun cuisine? Southwest Louisiana's favorite finger food is now on the first ever SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA BOUDIN TRAIL! Boudin is a cajun sausage popular in southern Louisiana. Our trail takes you to all the local boudin masters with homemade boudin sure to tickle your taste buds. Set yourself down with a steaming hot bowl of gumbo and a boudin link and you'll wish you would never have to leave!

So what are you waiting for? Schedule your trip now!

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Events

Events

THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018 | 7 PM F.G. Bulber Auditorium, McNeese State University $20 Adults | $5 Children (under 18) | Free to McNeese and Sowela students with current ID Read More →
Tickets on sale Jan. 16, 2018 Tickets start at $20! Celebrate what’s possible as the adventures of five daring Disney heroines spark the courage inside us all at Disney Read More →
Multi-Grammy award winner, George Benson will bring his smooth jazz/R&B style to the Golden Nugget’s Grand Event Center on Friday, April 27 at 8:30 PM. Raised in Pittsburgh, Benson was Read More →
Each year on the last Friday in April, the Arts Council of SWLA and the City of Lake Charles brings Spring Art Walk to downtown Lake Charles. This free event concentrates the Lake Area arts Read More →
Get ready to enjoy four fantastic movies on Fridays this month during “Movies Under the Stars.” Movies start at sundown - close to 8 p.m. - but get there early to get a good seat. Read More →
SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2018 | 3 PM Stokes Auditorium, Hartdner Hall, McNeese State University FREE and open to the public (no tickets. first come, first served.) 2016 Read More →
Sponsorship Opportunities are now open for CHRISTUS St. Patrick’s sixth annual Dragon Boat Race, scheduled for Saturday, April 28, 2018. Each dragon boat will have 22 people Read More →
Mark your calendar for our upcoming second year Crawfish and Music Festival, we are lining up the music. We already lined up a fabulous blues band and will have a lot more to offer. Bring a Read More →
The Louisiana Pirate Festival is a 10-day festival held on the grounds of the Lake Charles Civic Center and Seawall. The 61-year old festival is the oldest festival in the City of Lake Read More →
Thursday, May 3 4PM – 9PM – FAMILY NIGHT 4PM Buccaneer Pirate Read More →
Thursday, May 3, 2018 in the Coliseum of the Lake Charles Civic Center Read More →
Friends of Shannon Cox are hosting the 6th Annual Derby for Dollars at The Stables at LeBocage on Saturday, May 5, 2018 to benefit Family & Youth’s Shannon Cox Counseling Center. Read More →
ABOUT THE BAND Amanda’s fiddle continues to make wonderful melodies as she holds a firm place in music history in a city that delivers harmony like no other. Between the release Good Read More →
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