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Prien Lake Park

Lake Charles

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Prien Lake Park overlooks Indian Bay on the eastern shore of Prien Lake, a waterway where 19th century schooners once sailed. Visitors to the park can enjoy a haven of trees, grass, flowers, fountains, and streams, with a sweeping view of Prien Lake the I-210 bridge and magnificent sunsets over the water.

With pavilions, picnic areas, playground, "spraygound" and walking trail, Prien Lake Park offers recreation and relaxation to all ages. This jewel of a park, where lake breezes brush the landscape and ripple the waves of Prien Lake, belongs to everyone in Calcasieu Parish.

29-acre park on Prien Lake featuring walking paths with measurement markings, canoe and boat launches, kids playground and SprayGround water park, numerous picnic areas, Amphitheater, two pavilions and free Wi-Fi.

Learn more about the park, and renting the pavilions here.

Boat Launch:

  • Water Type: Brackish
  • Access Type: Canoe / kayak access via concrete ramp. Access to Prien Lake
  • Type of fish typically caught near this launch: croaker, redfish, specks, flounder, black drum

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    • Special Notes: Splash pads remain closed.
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