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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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The Original Harlem Globetrotters are preparing for their action-packed 2018 World Tour against the Washington Generals! A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to Read More →
OAK RIDGE BOYS RETURN TO GOLDEN NUGGET ON JANAURY 27 Lake Charles, Louisiana – The Grammy award winning Oak Read More →
The District Livestock Show & Rodeo returns to the Burton Complex in Lake Charles for "The Greatest Show on Dirt." There will be a variety of rodeo performances, livestock shows, a Queen's Read More →
Jumping into the Mardi Gras spirit, the City of Sulphur's Mardi Gras Parade. The parade will consist of Mardi Gras Krewes, merchants, individuals, groups and organizations, and the Read More →
Local bakeries compete to take first place in a variety of categories. The King Cake Taste-off is free to the public, so come taste the best King Cakes that Southwest Louisiana has to offer Read More →
Follow the parade of horses, ATVs, and floats along the Lake Charles Civic Center at 1 p.m. After the parade, enjoy a Mardi Gras Concert featuring a variety of Zydeco musicians – concert Read More →
Be dazzled by the glowing boat parade on shimmering Lake Charles. Read More →
Local business leaders and social organizations take to the streets on festive Mardi Gras floats from the Lake Charles Civic Center to Ryan Street, ending at Sale Road. span Read More →
Country music legend Charley Pride returns to the Delta Event Center for a live performance of his favorite country classics. In addition to 52 top-10 hits, this incomparable singer/musician's Read More →
A parade of costumed pets and their owners makes for a whimsical, carnival atmosphere. The title of "Mystical Dog" is given to the most strikingly costumed participant. One of the most highly Read More →
The public tastes from every pot of chicken and sausage, seafood or wild game gumbo in a hot contest of more than 60 teams on Saturday, February 10, at the Lake Charles Civic Center Exhibition Read More →
Mardi Gras in Southwest Louisiana is a family-friendly festival and even has an entire day devoted to kids! Children’s Day, a free event open to children ages 3 to 11, combines Mardi Gras fun Read More →
A purple, green and gold parade in Lake Charles for the young and young at heart. Parade Routes All parade routes Read More →
Pots and pots of traditional Louisiana cuisine ready to be sampled, all for a $10 admission fee. Sponsored by Kroger. img Read More →
The Cinderella night of Mardi Gras manifests on Lundi Gras, Monday, February 12 at 7 p.m. with a lavish promenade of more than 60 krewes’ royalty in extravagant, glittering costumes before Read More →
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