Louisiana's Playground

To visit Lake Charles is to know Louisiana in all its variety infused into something irresistible. Fresh. A little spicy. And oh, so satisfying.

View Relaxing Resorts

Lose yourself on a relaxing riverside beach or enjoy the excitement of a gaming floor.

Golden Nugget Lake Charles

Tranquil Nature

Find peace in the great outdoors of SWLA as you watch beautiful sunsets over expansive landscapes.



Welcome to

Lake Charles

“A Little Bit Country. A Little Bit Rock ‘n’ Roll.” While certainly not in the genre of Zydeco, this well-known song title just may be the definitive summary of Lake Charles, Louisiana. A blend of contrasts that magically works together in total harmony. A Cajun personality with a Texas flair. A love for big-city entertainment and a relished joy of nature. Bold and outspoken, yet equally laid-back and homey. Stylish and carefree — a little black dress paired with flip-flops.

Cajun Music and Food Festival Jul 16

Cajun Music and Food Festival

We will have live music-Ellis Vanicor & the Lacassine Playboys, Aaron Istre & Under The Influence, Donny Broussard…

Flea Fest Nov 12

Flea Fest

Flea Fest is a truly unique market and festival that features acres of anything and everything! A bargain hunter’s dream, the…


Best Parks in the Lake Charles Area

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Colorful flowers, meandering pathways, and a canopy of trees overhead, it is refreshing to spend time in the great outdoors! You…


As the air turns cooler, things definitely get a lot warmer in the kitchens of Lake Charles. Or a lot spicier, that is. Cooked in big cast iron pots and stirred with…

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The Brunch Tour Brunch! It’s that magical time of day when day drinking is socially acceptable, and you can carb-load in the name of classy living. Over the past several years, the brunch scene has ramped up in the Lake Area, and the city is teeming with brunch options - with each…

Creole Nature Trail

Explore world-famous wildlife habitats & estuaries on your journey through the wild & rugged terrain of the Creole Nature Trail in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

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