Embark on a journey through Southwest Louisiana to discover some of the hidden gems that inspire wanderlust on wheels. From cultural adventures to soaking in the great outdoors, add some of the items below to your itinerary while visiting the Lake Area.
Prien Lake Park: This charming park offers wheelchair-accessible paths and picnic areas, making it an excellent spot for a relaxing day outdoors.
Playgrounds: Millennium Park and Ward 3 Recreation's Adventure Cove both feature a wheelchair-accessible swing on the grounds.
Self-Fish Dreams: Glide out onto the waters of Southwest Louisiana for a 2-hour cruise or inland fishing trip down Contraband Bayou, Lake Charles, and Prien Lake with Self-Fish Dreams. This complementary service is available for seniors, disabled, and people who are unable to experience boating and fishing.
Sulphur Parks and Recreation: Sulphur has multiple parks with accessible amenities, including North Frasch Park, Heritage Square, and The Grove located next to the Henning Cultural Center featuring local art.
Sam Houston Jones State Park: The newly renovated infrastructure at the state park includes fresh boardwalks, and while all new cabins are accessible, cabin #3 features lower countertops, cabinets, and a fold-down bench in the shower with a handheld showerhead.
Lake Charles Boardwalk: Soak in scenic views of Lake Charles from the boardwalk, which has wheelchair-friendly pathways and seating areas.
Wildlife Refuges: Enjoy the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge and Pintail Wildlife boardwalk at the Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge.
Imperial Calcasieu Museum: Explore rotating exhibits, local art, and a boutique shop with works by local artisans at the museum.
1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center: Check out vibrant art shows featuring world-famous art, the Black Heritage Gallery, and Gallery by the Lake – not to mention the Charlestown Farmer’s Market on Saturdays!