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Riverside Park - Westlake

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North on Miller Avenue in Westlake lies the quiet getaway of Riverside Park. With a scenic view of the historic Calcasieu River Bridge, Riverside offers a great place to go fishing with the family. Also, with its location right on the Calcasieu River, the park offers a great launching point to access Lake Charles.

Boat Launch

Riverside Park has a public boat launch into the Calcasieu River with access to Lake Charles..

  • Point of Interest: Lake Charles is accessible from Riverside Park. Once you have launched, make your way south down the Calcasieu River into the lake.
  • Type of water: Brackish.
  • Type of access: Canoe / kayak access.
  • Type of fish typically caught near this launch: bluegill, bass, specks, redfish, black drum, gaspergou.

Information

For questions regarding parish parks or the availability of a pavilion, please call (337) 721-3540, or email them at sdavid@cppj.net or lcarter@cppj.net.

No commercial or fund raising activities are allowed at these buildings.

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    • Hours of Operation: Riverside Park is open from 5:00 AM - 11:00 PM daily.
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    • Special Notes: Splash pads and playgrounds are not open at this time.
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