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#VisitLakeCharles Videos: Year in Review

In case you missed them, we put out a few videos this year. Check ‘em out! Explore the Creole Nature Trail Sensory overload, too much screen time and the ever-present phone in our pockets. These days it’s much too easy to get caught up in the virtual world. The video showcases a day-in-the-life of…

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Family Fun in Southwest Louisiana

The kids have a break from school, and you want to take a mini-vacation. Where can you go? Consider Lake Charles and surrounding Southwest Louisiana, where you’ll find more fun than you can squeeze into a week! Here are a few suggestions to get you started. Creole Nature Trail – Travel through the…

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"Frightseeing" in Lake Charles

Ghosts! Yup, you heard me, ghosts. And some say that we’ve got ‘em here in Southwest Louisiana. Experts in the paranormal say that there is a huge source of supernatural energy in our corner of the state. We like to call it Eerie Calcasieu. The most fascinating and lurid of the ghostly tales is that…

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Eerie Calcasieu: Rougarou Gonna Get You!

When it comes to spooky Southwest Louisiana tales, this has to be most hair-raising story of them all. The legend of the Rougarou! This ‘thing’ is something you do not want to find yourself face to face with down in the marsh. Deep in the Southwest Louisiana Marshes The rougarou (pronounced…

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Tour Offerings in Southwest Louisiana

Whether you’re visiting Southwest Louisiana for the first time or if you’re a local resident, there is always a new adventure to be had! The Lake area’s history and culture, the great outdoors, and the unique culinary offerings provide an array of things to see, do and taste. Here are a few of the…

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