Special Alert
Special Alert

Westlake

Westlake, nestled among cypress trees along the Calcasieu River, is a friendly community and an integral part of an ever expanding industrial area that includes a population of over 5,000 people. Westlake, Louisiana features 175 diversified businesses, 5 financial institutions, 18 churches, and 4 schools. Westlake’s beautiful lakeside casino and hotels are the areas most popular attractions. Westlake, Louisiana’s beautiful parks are another of its assets, featuring facilities for swimming, softball, basketball, boating and fishing.

Westlake River
Beautiful Calcasieu River

As a gateway to Sam Houston Jones State Park, the community of Westlake has flourished with amazing dexterity and zeal. Improvements have been taking place rapidly making Westlake, Louisiana an ideal place to live.

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Scenic Calcasieu River

Prior to being known as the lumber and shipbuilding capital in West Calcasieu Parish, Westlake was known as “Rio Hondo” (No Man’s Land) to cattle rustlers, pirates and renegades. In the early 1800’s settlers came to the area and purchased land. The first official recorded land transaction was made on November 1, 1824 which was the purchase of 640 acres that included part of the area now known as Westlake, Louisiana. A post office was established around 1883, which lead to the eventual establishment of the Westlake area. A few years later the town became known as Westlake, Louisiana. The city was officially incorporated in 1945.

For more information about Westlake, Louisiana visit the Westlake city website.

Events

Events

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Country music artist John Michael Montgomery will perform in the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget Lake Charles on Friday, September 30 at 8:30 PM. Montgomery began his career singing with Read More →
Shuttle lines start at 6:00pm, shuttles depart at 6:30pm Begin your terrifying Halloween journey with a hayride at The Lost Hollows! After traveling to the creepiest woods in Read More →
On October 1st and 2nd, at the Lake Charles Civic Center, the Habibi Shrine Circus will return! The Shrine Circus is the only Circus with a purpose!! Show times are on Saturday at 10 am, Read More →
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Sax in the City has featured and showcased artists such as Louisiana sax sensations Marcus Davis and JB Saax; stellar Gospel Sax performer Alex Allen; Washington, Read More →
Calcasieu residents are invited to three family-friendly movies at Prien Lake Park and one movie at Mallard Junction Park, when Movies Under the Stars returns this October. The silver screen Read More →
The Lake Charles Film Festival is an annual event founded to bring the very best of independent film and video to Calcasieu Parish. It was also founded to spotlight and award the achievements Read More →
Cheech and Chong will perform on Saturday, October 8:00 PM in the Grand Event Center of Golden Nugget Lake Charles. The Grammy-award winning comedy duo, Richard "Cheech" Marin and Tommy Chong, Read More →
Join Westlake for its annual picnic for the city. It is called La Ville Uni (French for the City United ) Read More →
Fine wines and culinary treats are in store for those attending the Rouge et Blanc event to be held Saturday, Oct. 8 set on the beautiful campus of McNeese State University. More than 200 Read More →
Crafts, door prizes and food vendors will be in abundance. No festival would be complete without exciting activities, rides and games for spry youngsters and of course, Gumbeaux Gator. The Read More →
The first concert of the season will present a side-by-side concert of the Lake Charles Symphony and the Francis G. Bulber Youth Orchestra performing Peter and the Wolf followed by Beethoven’s Read More →
The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana CVB is proud to announce Community Professional Development Sessions for "Smarter Time Management" as well as "Visual Communication through Social Media" Read More →
Sulphur's annual Cal-Cam Fair is a fall tradition for many Southwest Louisiana residents -- and for good reason. The 93-year-old event brings in an average of 30,000 visitors each year, and it Read More →