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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

The Home Builders Association (HBA) of Southwest Louisiana will hold its 27th Annual Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show February 24-25, at the Lake Charles Civic Center. The Read More →
Country singer, songwriter Randy Houser will perform in the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget on Friday, March 2 at 8:30 PM. Houser has been nominated for multiple ACM and CMA awards. His Read More →
Traxxas Monster Truck Destruction Tour, the motorsports entertainment epicenter with the nation’s most competitive monster trucks, will be invading The Lake Charles Civic Center for two Read More →
Bell Biv DeVoe will bring their “new jack swing” sounds to the Grand Event Center on Saturday, March 3 at 8:00 PM. BBD’s debut album, Poison , was released in 1990 and reached Number Read More →
Authentic Louisiana Cajun cuisine will be on the menu at the Lake Charles Symphony’s 18th Annual Wild Beast Feast from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, at the VFW Post 2130, 5676 Lake St., Lake Read More →
TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2018 | 7 PM Benjamin W. Mount Theatre, Central School Arts & Humanities Center $20 Adults | $5 Children (under 18) | Free to McNeese and Sowela Students Read More →
THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 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 a Read More →
Live at the Lakefront is a free outdoor concert series hosted by the Arts Council of SWLA and the City of Lake Charles, featuring a variety of Louisiana musicians, an eclectic art market, and Read More →
Country music legend Willie Nelson will perform on Friday, March 9 at 8:30 PM in the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget Lake Charles. Nelson rose to fame with the critical and commercial Read More →
If you're hungry for mouthwatering food, terrific music and great family fun then this is the festival for you. Taking place at the Lake Charles Civic Center, entertainers will perform gospel, Read More →
Saturday, March 10 | 3 pm | Free and open to the public | Stokes Auditorium, Hardtner Hall, McNeese State University No tickets required. First come, first served. Open to everyone. 2005 Read More →
Get ready Lake Charles for the most colorful fun-filled day of your life! You'll have more color on you than your happy levels can handle! So get your friends and family stretched out for this Read More →
Dionne Warwick is an American singer, actress and television show host. Having been in a partnership with songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Warwick ranks among the 40 biggest hit Read More →
THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018 | 7 PM F.G. Bulber Auditorium, McNeese State University $20 Adults | $5 Children (under 18) | Free to Read More →
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