Prien Lake Park

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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

*Prien Lake Park Boat Launch to Close March 5 for Construction*

Feb. 27, 2018 - The Prien Lake Park Boat Launch, along with the park’s north and south parking lots, will close Monday, March 5, for construction.

The Prien Lake Park Boat Launch Extension Project includes the removal of the existing boat launch, entrance and driveway and the construction of a new and improved boat launch, a new concrete entrance and driveway, a new floating boat dock, new composite boardwalks, new asphalt parking areas and improved drainage. This project will last approximately 360 days - weather permitting.

“We realize that this project will be an inconvenience for our citizens, but we will do our best to keep everyone posted with the progress during construction,” said Guy Brame, Calcasieu Parish District 8 Police Juror. “The I-210 and Calcasieu Point boat launches are close by and we encourage everyone to use them during the construction period. Meanwhile, the improvements at the Prien Lake Park Boat Launch will be an outstanding upgrade for Calcasieu Parish. At the completion of the project, everyone will be pleased and proud.”

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