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Posts from December 2017

Top 10 BEST Instagram Photos of 2017

12/29/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Arts
Our Instagram game was STRONG this year thanks to all of our locals and visitors tagging their gorgeous photos with our hashtags: #visitlakecharles, #eatswla, and #CreoleNatureTrail. Almost every post that we shared was submitted by YOU and we can't thank you enough. Here are the top 10 most liked Instagram photos of 2017. Keep 'em coming in 2018!
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Louisiana Snow Day - December Photo of the Month

12/27/2017 by Colten Miller
Posted In:  Outdoors
It’s not very often that it snows in Louisiana, but when it does, you should definitely get out and enjoy the wintery goodness. Of course, since we’re in Louisiana, it’s only fitting that we put our unique twist on things, and that’s exactly what Callie Gordon ( @catchingcallie ) did with her “snow gator” creation! “This photo was taken during my
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Best of Visit Lake Charles: 2017 Blog Winners

12/15/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Wow – 2017 sure did fly by! I guess that is what happens when you're having a good time and writing! We posted over 130 blogs this year and had some GREAT feature posts. Here are the top 10 blog posts, chosen by our readers. How to Make Shrimp Gumbo – 5,613 "If you’ve lived in Southwest Louisiana long enough, then you’ve probably heard the
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Winter Hunting Traditions in Southwest Louisiana

12/12/2017 by William Precht
Posted In:  Outdoors
Like a lot of folks in Southwest Louisiana, I have a passion for the outdoors. Ever since I could stand, I’ve been joining my dad, brother and a handful of cousins for morning duck hunts in the marshes south of Lake Charles along the Creole Nature Trail . Those cold mornings packed into a duck blind waiting for the sun to come up were, and still
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Beyond Alligators – What to Look for along the Creole Nature Trail

12/4/2017 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  Outdoors
One of the thrills of exploring the Creole Nature Trail is spotting alligators lurking near the many waterways you’ll discover along this All-American Road. But there is so much more to see throughout “Louisiana’s Outback.” Don’t limit yourself to gator seeking! Here are several suggestions to add excitement to your adventure. Begin your journey at
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